Treasure Island

Gita Ashok


When Death Comes Knocking


When Death comes knocking,
it matters not
who you are
or what you've got;
how old you are
or where you belong
whether you have friends aplenty
or live in a world that's empty.

When Death comes knocking,
it matters not
what role you played
in the drama of Life;
how many cars you owned
or how many medals you won;
whether you have realized your dream
or simply lived in vain.

When Death comes knocking,
I know one thing for sure:
I'll embrace him with grace
as I embraced my Life.
With no regrets
and no unfulfilled desires
I shall hold Death's icy hand
and move on to a new land.

Geeta Ashok
Bangalore,
Monday,29/3/010,11 am.

Submitted: Monday, March 29, 2010
Edited: Monday, March 29, 2010

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  • Preetam Shetty (5/19/2010 9:05:00 AM)

    I shall hold Death's icy hand
    and move on to a new land.


    Bravo! ! ! ! That was the word when I read your last two lines (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (3/30/2010 7:58:00 PM)

    as I embraced my Life.
    With no regrets
    and no unfulfilled desires
    I shall hold Death's icy hand
    and move on to a new land....ya it is destined well in advance and everybody is helpless in this matter.. it has filled me with deep thoughts.. i simplyloved it.....10

    read mine... visiting hell... go back... death (Report) Reply

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