Tribhawan Kaul

Bronze Star - 2,906 Points (01-01-1946 / Srinagar (J & K) India)

After Death - Poem by Tribhawan Kaul

Whispers of ‘rest in peace’
vibrating entire cosmos
a departed soul watching
curiously from the above
a body below
surrounded by wailing people
spelling out all the words
available in praise
staunch opponents
eulogising white deeds
ignoring the black ones
wiping crocodile tears
and laughing in sleeves
friends, foes and family
come to remember
a departed soul
wishes to be the whole
but for its KARMAS.

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Comments about After Death by Tribhawan Kaul

  • (7/15/2017 3:02:00 PM)

    Do you let threats of eternal torment in Hell dominate your life? There is a way out.
    God is a just God. What did God take away from you that He didn't give you, therefore, being a just God, that He owes you back? He owes you back your previous eternal nonexistence. At your Judgement before Him, if you want it, ask for your eternal nonexistence back. God, being a just God, will give you your eternal nonexistence back. Then, you will never suffer again.
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  • Rajnish Manga (6/30/2016 12:41:00 AM)

    Marvelous re-construction of a sad scene on the death of a person reflecting the hypocrisy of people who otherwise appear to be our well wishers. Great poem. Thanks.
    a departed soul watching
    curiously from the above
    a body below
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/24/2016 12:56:00 AM)

    A departed soul! ' Rest in peace '. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • (8/1/2015 12:13:00 PM)

    Love the lesson in this poem. All brought together, but all bearing different sentiments towards the decease. So realistic. Well written. (Report) Reply

  • Mark Heathcote (10/8/2014 5:36:00 PM)

    I like your voice throughout the poem.
    It does chop and change or lose itself direction. Well done.
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  • 1. Floy Dy Ra Floyd Floydson (9/7/2014 11:43:00 AM)

    The wish to be the whole. Yes, that´s its Karma - after...from a body below. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (9/4/2014 9:16:00 PM)

    Congrats.Death is inevitable.You have depicted the picture very nicely. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (9/4/2014 4:18:00 PM)

    congrats. a well written poem on a sad subject. selection is well deserved, (Report) Reply

  • Mohammad Skati (9/4/2014 1:47:00 PM)

    Death scares people, but it's greatly a big subject. True feelings and emotions. (Report) Reply

  • (9/4/2014 12:19:00 PM)

    congratulations on being selected for today's honor..nice poem but death is always a sad subject to write about...and mourners, too.. (Report) Reply

  • Jacqueline Nash (9/4/2014 9:39:00 AM)

    Very good and so true, there can be a lot of hypocrisy at funerals. Well written poem. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (9/4/2014 8:24:00 AM)

    Very nice poem. glad to be able to read it as member poem. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (9/4/2014 7:41:00 AM)

    Many many congratulations! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (9/4/2014 7:40:00 AM)

    Nicely written poem...Congratulations! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu (9/4/2014 7:12:00 AM)

    Very nice and apt in describing funeral episodes. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Bernard Snyder (9/4/2014 7:00:00 AM)

    Congrats' on being chosen 'Poem of the Day'. Well-deserved and great topic! (Report) Reply

  • (9/4/2014 4:40:00 AM)

    Like this too, even though the syntax is sometimes very `original`, well done. (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (9/4/2013 1:25:00 PM)

    you may compare this with my poem Life and Death.' (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (9/4/2013 1:23:00 PM)

    congrats indeed on selection of this poem as poem of the day...the hypocrisy in life does not stop with death...unfortunate but true... (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (9/4/2013 9:00:00 AM)

    congratulation for being chosen it as poem of the has been written nicely so it deserves it, too (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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