Vera Sidhwa


Death Is My Friend


Death is my friend.

We lie together on the ocean blown sand.
He is my gentle guide and saint.
He's rocked in my arms, and burrowed in my heart.
I found him playing in my crade, when I was just born.

Death is so loved by me,
Even his non-living ways.
As living as I may be,
Death has seen life and death.
Because I have death glam,
My friend looks sweet.
I lie underneath the apple tree with a heart beating
with gladness.

With one whose heartbeat doesn't exist.
But now I must stand up and leave him be,
So I walk in the opposite direction.

Death is a sweet friend,
But I'd rather meet him one day
Far in a distant time,
Then he'll be mine, a friend close to me.
Then I'll be just like him,
Hand in hand, this time matching eath other

Submitted: Monday, November 21, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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  • Bronze Star - 6,128 Points Rajnish Manga (12/28/2014 3:16:00 AM)

    Our age old philosophy echoes in the script of the poem so beautifully that the reading becomes a lovely (and not a dreadful) experience. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie teal Sky (4/8/2012 9:19:00 PM)

    a different albeit serene opinion about death, which in one way, it actually true.Death is our partner, some see it as a friend while some as foe. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,100 Points Ramesh Rai (11/23/2011 10:31:00 PM)

    Well said, death is a sincere friend. it will never deceive. it has to come one day. i liked it. i shall be glad if you read my poem too. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Crimson Love (11/22/2011 1:38:00 PM)

    We all sometimes would like to confide in death, and be a friend, very deep and meaningful poem...excellant write! (Report) Reply

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