Saquib Anwar

Deciduous - Poem by Saquib Anwar

Shifting upon the banks of a holy river...
Drenched in numerous funeral fires nearby,
Shrivels of
Burning flesh and bones
Of believers, Of course!

Watchful of the masquerading flies,
Those born and bread in this holiness
Is making me philosophical,
And Worried,
About the stark colorless death
Of an atheist!

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Poet draws his inspiration from his visit of the banks of the river Ganges in Varanasi, India.He contrasts the ritual after death of an atheist, usually a simple affair, with that of a believer.In this case, of Hindus. Although his stance is satirical, but he doesn't objects from accepting that the death as a believer is a better and more involving affair due to the rituals done by his/her loved ones.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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