Vera Sidhwa


Death Is My Friend - Poem by Vera Sidhwa

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


Comments about Death Is My Friend by Vera Sidhwa

  • Gold Star - 5,620 Points Mj Lemon (5/7/2015 3:48:00 PM)

    A very beautiful work...Death is our companion, so we need not fear. Again, so well done. (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 513 Points Rutvi Padhy (4/13/2015 2:53:00 PM)

    Very well written. Thoughtful and wise: -) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,735 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

  • Gold Star - 29,845 Points Akhtar Jawad (9/27/2014 12:39:00 PM)

    Those who believe in a life after death are not afraid of death. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 483 Points Adeline Foster (9/18/2012 2:19:00 PM)

    Yes, a different take on death. Read mine - Faces of Death -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points 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 - 15,089 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 - 67 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

  • Rookie Taylor Hodges (11/21/2011 12:49:00 PM)

    Wow, this poem sounds like it is very meaningful to you. I like it alot. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 21, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 22, 2011


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