lalitha iyer

Freshman - 810 Points (7.6.1967 / Kochi, India)

Food For The Dead - Poem by lalitha iyer

Why do you Offer
food for the dead
feeding the ones
who has not intestines
and stomach to hunger

who asks you
to feed the mouthless ones?
they who know not
the difference between consumables and non?

who could give an answer clear
to this feeding habit of the dead ones dear
if only they could speak
wont they ask things they would take
rather than we could make

when the bodies burn
or cremated meet the worm
they transcend a world
where food and water no more trouble

the lives escalate
and raise to forms high
as they die
and in the spheres of spirits
there are energising things
that rotate the earth
and revolves the planets

when a grass
you like straw
when a fruit
you go for juice
when a tree
you are free
and when a bird
you are high up
in the sky

tied up are you
when you are a man
or an eating being
upon the earth of living
the higher you transform into
your senses evolve
to consume the energies
that vibrates in the plasmic auras

why feed the spirits
with food of solid matter?
why feed yourself
with contentment of silly status?
love the living, love the beings
with naked heart full of prayers
invoke them to allay your fears


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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 9, 2010

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 10, 2010


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