Coffin Speaks Poem by Amar Agarwala

Coffin Speaks

Rating: 5.0



My hollowed casket is empty
Awaiting a withered shell,
My wooden lid is askance
For I hear a death knell.

Mortal desires long stolen
They ever so dearly sought,
This life is a cunning thief
That none has ever caught.

No better mate than death one has
Yet mortals in its fear shake,
Long restful sleep it showers
Without a need to wake.

I shall embrace your tired bones
Withered by rigors of hell,
To reach the heights of heaven
Where you´ll happily dwell.

This ground below is very soft
So loving the breast of earth,
Shall let you return to dust,
For all that you are worth.

My pall bearers are now restless,
Their arduous task still undone;
Tarry no longer my friend,
The sands of time have run.

I harbor shadows that are dark
They will soothe your tired eyes,
Know sweet air was never yours
It´s sage to sever ties.

Coffin Speaks
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: death
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kim Barney 07 April 2016

Very well done, Amar. Congratulations for having it chosen as poem of the day!

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Amar Agarwala 07 April 2016

Dear Kim, Thank you so much for reading my verses. Glad you liked it. Best Regards

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Dr Dillip K Swain 05 March 2018

A master piece! I don't find a stanza where I have not been stuck to reflect your expression! I liked the third stanza most! I vote this commendable piece of poetry with a 10

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Norah Tunney 25 April 2016

Thought provoking and well crafted poem Amar Death has fascinated me since my youth I see it as the ultimate adventure, in the meantime I want to live every moment as if it were my last 10 points

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Bharati Nayak 21 April 2016

I shall embrace your tired bones Withered by rigours of hell To reach the heights of heaven Where you 'll happily dwell- - - -Death does us a favour by freeing us from the pains of human body.A marvelous portrayal of Death in a positive light.

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Amar Agarwala 21 April 2016

Dear Bharati, Thank you for liking my verses. Am grateful for your kind words. Warm Regards

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Tirtho Banerjee 07 April 2016

Good effort..the final line is the best...it's sage to sever ties. Keep writing

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Amar Agarwala 09 April 2016

Thank you, Tirtho.

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Jayatissa K. Liyanage 07 April 2016

A poem with a profound message in the form of an onlooker's view on death, which highlights a plain truth that every being has to face in the material world - Shall let you return to dust, For all that you are worth. Quite enlightening. Congratulations for being the poem of the day.

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Amar Agarwala 09 April 2016

Thank you Jayatissa, for reading and liking my verses.

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