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I Had A Thought On Your Funeral... - Poem by Anshul Gupta

Eighty years of life
on this Earth
Was it worth?
I had a thought on your funeral.

Eighty years ago in heaven
when you were just the soul
and wanted to forever become
a part of this whole
You urged God to grant you a life
And promised
you would this time achieve your goal
But did you keep your promise at all?
I had a thought on your funeral.

The aim of your taking birth was
Service, contribution and asceticism
You instead chose
Hoarding, platitude and hedonism
God prescribed
Love, joy and compassion
On your life you inscribed
Jealousy, gloom and repression
I had a thought on your funeral.

Childhood’s dawn wiped out in dependence
Lust devoured on the morning of adolescence
Youth’s noon you squandered
due to fear and apprehension
Dusk of old age got totaled in
egotism, vanity and pretension
I had a thought on your funeral.

I asked myself
Was I any different from you?
Was I keeping my own promise to God?
The response from within came in negative
My heart did not give the nod
Seeing you sleeping in God’s lap
with a performance that was dismal
Your funeral appeared to me
as God’s signal
And I realized I had a chance to change
before I reached my own burial.
I had a thought on your funeral.

(30.08.2011; New Delhi; India)

Comments about I Had A Thought On Your Funeral... by Anshul Gupta

  • Rookie Kelli Williams (9/10/2011 8:05:00 AM)

    this poem almost made me cry. i had to go to quite a few loved ones funerals and i always had that thought in my mind and heart. very good write (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,127 Points Kee Thampi (9/2/2011 3:17:00 AM)

    Full of tears in my heart, wish to write few words hre, I love this mum
    God prescribed
    Love, joy and compassion
    On your life you inscribed
    Jealousy, gloom and repression
    I had a thought on your funeral

    we had ours world.. where we never know the sacred touch of her... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,874 Points Walterrean Salley (9/2/2011 1:46:00 AM)

    many times, we see othrs' faults. But the truth is, sometimes, we can see ourselves in others. and as we analyze their life, we are forced to analyze our own. we find that we have the same faults - or worse. An 'eye opener, ' it gives us a second chance at life- to get it right. Second chances are the greatest gifts.
    thinking on another's funeral motivated you to think on your own. Very thought provoking. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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