Amar Agarwala

Gold Star - 5,744 Points (Calcutta)

Coffin Speaks - Poem by Amar Agarwala


My hollowed casket is empty
Awaiting a withered shell,
My wooden lid is askance
For I hear a death knell.

Mortal desires long stolen
They ever so dearly sought,
This life is a cunning thief
That none has ever caught.

No better mate than death one has
Yet mortals in its fear shake,
Long restful sleep it showers
Without a need to wake.

I shall embrace your tired bones
Withered by rigors of hell,
To reach the heights of heaven
Where you´ll happily dwell.

This ground below is very soft
So loving the breast of earth,
Shall let you return to dust,
For all that you are worth.

My pall bearers are now restless,
Their arduous task still undone;
Tarry no longer my friend,
The sands of time have run.

I harbor shadows that are dark
They will soothe your tired eyes,
Know sweet air was never yours
It´s sage to sever ties.

Topic(s) of this poem: death

Form: Elegy


Comments about Coffin Speaks by Amar Agarwala

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (5/12/2016 1:04:00 AM)


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    My hollowed casket is empty
    Awaiting a withered shell,
    My wooden lid is askance
    For I hear a death knell.

    Mortal desires long stolen
    They ever so dearly sought,
    This life is a cunning thief
    That none has ever caught.

    No better mate than death one has
    Yet mortals in its fear shake,
    Long restful sleep it showers
    Without a need to wake.

    I shall embrace your tired bones
    Withered by rigors of hell,
    To reach the heights of heaven
    Where you´ll happily dwell.

    This ground below is very soft
    So loving the breast of earth,
    Shall let you return to dust,
    For all that you are worth. a great poem expressing no fear of death....... a life lead in a very satisfying way......... such a person will not fear death. thank you dear poet. tony
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  • Norah Tunney (4/25/2016 7:51:00 AM)


    Thought provoking and well crafted poem Amar
    Death has fascinated me since my youth
    I see it as the ultimate adventure, in the meantime I want to live every moment as if it were my last
    10 points
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  • Bharati Nayak (4/21/2016 3:38:00 AM)


    I shall embrace your tired bones
    Withered by rigours of hell
    To reach the heights of heaven
    Where you 'll happily dwell- - - -Death does us a favour by freeing us from the pains of human body.A marvelous portrayal of Death in a positive light.
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    Amar Agarwala Amar Agarwala (4/21/2016 12:19:00 PM)

    Dear Bharati, Thank you for liking my verses. Am grateful for your kind words.
    Warm Regards

  • Moira Cameron (4/7/2016 12:34:00 PM)


    Profound, and though seemingly dark, peaceful. (Report) Reply

    Amar Agarwala Amar Agarwala (4/9/2016 9:17:00 PM)

    Dear Moira, Thank you for reading and liking my verses.

  • Tirtho Banerjee (4/7/2016 11:54:00 AM)


    Good effort..the final line is the best...it's sage to sever ties. Keep writing (Report) Reply

    Amar Agarwala Amar Agarwala (4/9/2016 9:16:00 PM)

    Thank you, Tirtho.

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (4/7/2016 11:03:00 AM)


    A poem with a profound message in the form of an onlooker's view on death, which highlights a plain truth that every being has to face in the material world - Shall let you return to dust, For all that you are worth. Quite enlightening. Congratulations for being the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

    Amar Agarwala Amar Agarwala (4/9/2016 9:16:00 PM)

    Thank you Jayatissa, for reading and liking my verses.

  • (4/7/2016 9:17:00 AM)


    Great poem and great imagery. Congratulations for member poem of the day. (Report) Reply

    Amar Agarwala Amar Agarwala (4/9/2016 9:15:00 PM)

    Thank you as always, Savita.

  • (4/7/2016 8:46:00 AM)


    congrats my friend, a well deserved poem of the day
    thanks Amar
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    Amar Agarwala Amar Agarwala (4/9/2016 9:15:00 PM)

    Hey Loke, Thanks a ton!

  • Valsa George (4/7/2016 7:30:00 AM)


    death is at once destroyer and creator of life. through death we enter the gate of heaven. so death is not something to be feared. great write. congrats for being the poet of the day! (Report) Reply

    Amar Agarwala Amar Agarwala (4/9/2016 9:14:00 PM)

    Thank you Valsa, for your kind comments.

  • Soul Watcher (4/7/2016 6:46:00 AM)


    Poem of the da, y it really deserves to be here. Thank you Amar (Report) Reply

    Amar Agarwala Amar Agarwala (4/9/2016 9:13:00 PM)

    Thank you so much for reading and liking my verses.

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (4/7/2016 6:29:00 AM)


    nice poem; congrats on being poet of the day! (Report) Reply

    Amar Agarwala Amar Agarwala (4/7/2016 6:35:00 AM)

    Thank you so much... Jasbir. So happy that you found time to read my poem and like it.
    Best Regards

  • Jaishree Nair (4/7/2016 4:15:00 AM)


    The ultimate doom of all life expressed with great depth.A good write.Thanks (Report) Reply

    Amar Agarwala Amar Agarwala (4/7/2016 6:36:00 AM)

    Thank you so much Jaishree, for finding time to read my verses. Shall read yours too and get back on them.
    Regards.

  • Nosheen Irfan (4/7/2016 4:02:00 AM)


    Brilliant poem. So much depth. You have written with so much ease on the most difficult theme. A pleasure to read. (Report) Reply

    Amar Agarwala Amar Agarwala (4/7/2016 6:36:00 AM)

    Dear Nosheen, Thank you for reading and liking my verses. Am grateful for your kind words.
    Kind Regards

  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/7/2016 3:43:00 AM)


    Long stolen! ! Death is part of us. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Amar Agarwala Amar Agarwala (4/7/2016 6:37:00 AM)

    Thanks Edward for sparing time to read my poem.
    Regards

  • Kelly Kurt (4/7/2016 1:25:00 AM)


    A profound poem, dear Amar. I hope to see more from you. Congratulations on poem of the day! (Report) Reply

    Amar Agarwala Amar Agarwala (4/7/2016 6:38:00 AM)

    Thank you so much... Kelly. So happy you liked my verses. Would love you to read some of my other creations. Shall read yours too and get back on them.
    Warm Regards

  • (4/7/2016 12:59:00 AM)


    Very well done, Amar. Congratulations for having it chosen as poem of the day! (Report) Reply

    Amar Agarwala Amar Agarwala (4/7/2016 6:39:00 AM)

    Dear Kim, Thank you so much for reading my verses. Glad you liked it.
    Best Regards

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (3/26/2016 11:03:00 PM)


    I harbor shadows that are dark
    They will soothe your tired eyes,
    Know sweet air was never yours
    It´s sage to sever ties. great imagination, buried inside, lying inside the coffin you meditate on life and death. thank you dear poet for this great poem. tony
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    Amar Agarwala Amar Agarwala (3/27/2016 8:10:00 AM)

    Dear Dr.Brahmin, Thanks for going so deep into my verses. So happy that you liked it. I know you are a great poet yourself. Your verses are superb too!
    Regards,

  • Plabita Maut (3/17/2016 1:51:00 PM)


    Remnants of life is beneath the soil. Rooted, buried, submerged in the wrath of time. Your poetry cast death as a cosy suberb for mortals to rest till infinity. Loved every word. (Report) Reply

    Amar Agarwala Amar Agarwala (3/27/2016 8:11:00 AM)

    Dear Plabita, Thanks for reading and liking my verses.
    Best Wishes!

  • (2/28/2016 6:03:00 AM)


    This is also very beautifully penned. By looking at the death as a passionate turning point in one's life is something brave and very much philosophical. I would like to treat you as a philosophical writer having beautiful ideas in mind. It is a valuable saying in one of the greatest holy books in human civilization that;

    At your birth you come to this world crying
    While you are crying the others smile,
    At your death you leave this world smiling
    While you are smiling the orhers crying

    Thank you for sharing.
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    Amar Agarwala Amar Agarwala (3/27/2016 8:11:00 AM)

    Dear Palitha, thanks again for reading and liking my verses. Your words are a great inspiration to me. So are your poems.
    Regards

  • (1/8/2016 4:50:00 PM)


    Death is the result of having lived our lives, everything we've learned and experienced ends when we no longer live. What is the moment between life and death filled with, how does it take us from our lives on earth and where does it send us. Your poem brings up many questions of death, but there are no answers in life. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

    Amar Agarwala Amar Agarwala (3/27/2016 8:12:00 AM)

    Dear Roseann, You always go to the core of every poem you read. A great mind that you have and you write so wonderfully too. Thank you once again for finding time to read mine.
    Regards,

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 16, 2015


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