Rev. Viji Eapen

Rookie (25th July 1977 / Kollam, Kerala, India)

'Good Bye' - Poem by Rev. Viji Eapen

[ This Poem is a satire over our human life and human feelings, in a fast moving competitive world, becoming more and more mechanical and objective respectively.]

Looking to the coffin,
'Good Bye! ', I told her
Said I again.
She didn't hear.
White was her face,
And closed were her eyes,

Louder I said, 'Good Bye'
Not dead was her, I knew.
Just sinking.
Bound were her arms,
And tied were her toes.

Me who bound, me who tied,
No time to be wasted.
It is done!
'Good Bye'

I've a party...
Let me go now,
My job is done!
So...'Good Bye'

For her, 'Rest in peace'.
For me, rest, in peace.
Good Bye!

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  • (10/15/2007 9:46:00 AM)

    The poet has for once tried to remove the mask of the contemporary attitude of the multitude. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 11, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 16, 2011

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