Subbaraman N V

Freshman - 864 Points (31st July 1941 / Karaikkudi - Tamilnadu- India)

Dreaded Death - Poem by Subbaraman N V

What is this DREADED DEATH
Knows no distinction
Young or old, poor or rich
Either sex, healthy or sick
Virtuous or vicious, dunce or diligent
Unlettered or highly literate
Dedicated Mahatma or despicable bandit
Social worker or menace to the society
All are same in the grip of death!

Death at times brings relief
Most of the times nothing but grief!

In one's life time
That he lives is not a matter
How he lives is all that matters!

Man's greatness is not in being
Sure one agrees that in doing!

Death can remove the physical self
Sure not his words and deeds
That indeed make him live for age!

Birth is alike getting out of sleep
Death is akin to getting into sleep
Fear not death, but boldly face!

Alive are dead; Dead are alive
All in the manner we live
And how we serve the society with love
To live in peace and amity, joy and cheers!


Comments about Dreaded Death by Subbaraman N V

  • (2/23/2011 1:27:00 AM)

    Death well depicted. If you relish Malayalam Film songs, you should listen to AThmavidyalayame, sung by Kamukara Prushothaman in film Harichandra. Nicely and poignantly presented and crafted. (Report)Reply

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  • Gita Ashok (6/28/2010 2:54:00 AM)

    Birth is alike getting out of sleep
    Death is akin to getting into sleep
    Fear not death, but boldly face!

    What a profound comparison of birth and death!
    A very thought-provoking composition. Very well written. Enjoyed reading.
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  • (8/5/2008 3:57:00 AM)

    'alive are dead; dead are alive.'

    i must say that is well said few understand that meaning.i thank you for sharing
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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 21, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 11, 2011


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