M.D Dinesh Nair

(Thrissur/Vijayawada)

THE TALE OF DEPARTURE RETOLD


The sudden departure of the beloved ones
Often casts many a dark cloud on our blue sky of life
It cripples us and tests our mobility across the track full of boulders
And then leaves us stranded with many a pedestrian passing by.
They have to find their closed tracks sooner or later.

First we bury our dear departed and shed tears,
Next we contemplate a lot about them with sobbing hearts
Then we begin to live with the losses surmounted.
As our past and present entwining with our sails still set on,
We become taciturn and then the world begins to discuss us.

Then comes time for our own departure another episode eventual
And that day we become historical like our predecessors
Who have been bidden adieu from a shaking platform.
We have to make others tell the tale now
As the coldest leveller has ever been honoured thus.

Everyone has to kick the bucket once
Every survivor has to perish on a day auspicious.
We soon enter the domains of others` reveries
Our beloved will now contest in swimming across the waves of adversity
But finally we cease to be talked of much on a later day.

We have all come for a mere short stay with all equals here
And none have the privilege to extend the stay much beyond the mark.
The ones overstaying leave with wetter eyes, we have to note
For every surviving one may not ask for it as we often presume.
We quit a life each time and add to the order of a chance existence.

Thousands of dying stars far from our human concerns
Leave the space with no survivor writing an elegy
And many newborns know not that their first cry is their last too.
So, dear ones live your lives just for a mere show
And board the train that zooms into oblivion.

Submitted: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 19, 2013

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  • Freshman - 2,485 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (9/30/2013 11:13:00 AM)

    dear ones live your lives
    Beautiful message. For those who leave it is a release. Past for them is erased. Those who live remember them. Nice poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,133 Points Heather Wilkins (9/29/2013 9:27:00 PM)

    the important thing is how we live our lives. Making the most of each day. We enter and some day we must leave being happy whie we are here is important. a good read (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 717 Points Thomas A Robinson (9/26/2013 10:21:00 AM)

    It is not the beginning or the ending that is of consequence
    But the end of the beginning and the beginning of the end
    Hello and goodbye
    and all the time inbetween was too short (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 328 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (9/25/2013 4:43:00 AM)

    Life is but one long corridor
    With doors at either end
    And its natural that we eventually leave
    With or without proper goodbyes said......

    (good work - keep writing) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 622 Points Dave Walker (9/23/2013 1:33:00 PM)

    A great poem, I love the line, everyone has to kick the bucket once.
    A really great write. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,599 Points Diane Hine (9/22/2013 6:33:00 AM)

    A sensible attitude without undue sentimentality is the best way for some of us to come to terms with the inevitable.
    I liked your poem. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,135 Points Valerie Dohren (9/19/2013 12:35:00 PM)

    Excellent Dinesh. We are here but for a very short span, as indeed is mankind's entire existence - just a flash in the cosmos. Very philosophical write, enjoyed reading. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 234 Points Shahzia Batool (9/19/2013 11:55:00 AM)

    a perfect read, like a smooth ride...a modern epic of human life, without any exaggeration...i took it to heart personally...! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 69 Points Kavya . (9/19/2013 7:25:00 AM)

    an amazing poem Sir...loved it...........a very nice message to live the life to the entirety to leave no regrets later (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,967 Points Valsa George (9/19/2013 6:40:00 AM)

    This is no way a gilded tale, but every line, an assertion and extension of a blatant truth! The story of generations coming into this world where everyone has an equal right of belonging and exiting out to leave way for the succeeding generation!
    For everyone, there comes a time when all our movements freeze. ' None has the privilege to extend the stay much beyond the mark'

    So, dear ones live your lives just for a mere show
    And board the train that zooms into oblivion.

    A beautiful poem... plain and transparent with no extra embellishments ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 354 Points Om Chawla (9/19/2013 6:36:00 AM)

    An excellent write. Specially loved the stanza:
    'We have all come for a mere short stay....
    ........
    The ones over staying leave with wetter eyes....'
    Loved reading it, most certainly would attract several visits. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,286 Points Geetha Jayakumar (9/19/2013 6:16:00 AM)

    Fantastic write..Yes, everyone has to kick the bucket once. Every one have to perish once. Burried once.
    Beautiful Souls are those whose memories are still alive in our hearts.
    Yes, if we could be counted in that, what more can be beautiful than that..Some people make so much impact in other lives that they are often remembered. Yes, there are many whose birth as well as death is not known to anyone....
    As usual, beautiful way it is presented..Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

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