Graveyard Poem by Sathya Narayana


Rating: 5.0

Hereafter they live again
Not by the names
They were christened when born
But by the names
As humans, they did earn

Not by the flesh
They did reign and yield
Nor by the hearts
They loved, hated, laughed and lamented
But by the spirit
That compromises every dissent
And discord, left remnant
By past mortal trait

The day they entered this tract
They buried forever their hatchets
Deep under their own vaults
Those who died of penury
As well, those who lived by their
Money, status and vanity
Sleep here, under the same canopy
In an eternal silence
Of peace, solace and amity

At last, they found their real home here
Safe and snug in good neighborhood
Of vultures, serpents and scorpions
Having well escaped from vile human jungle.

This is the grand graveyard
Of life after life
Where every human is dreaded to tread
But ultimately reached when dead

Sarwar Chowdhury 16 September 2008

very impressive expression dear! verily, we all return unto Him with all reckon +++10

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Ashraful Musaddeq 16 September 2008

So real imagery, so touchy, very nicely composed. I am impressed and add my 10.

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Amie-Lee ...... 16 September 2008

Good work, keep it up

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Carl Harris 16 September 2008

This is indeed one of your best poems, Sathya, if not your very best. It is vividly descriptive and expressive, as well as deeply philosophical. Your phrasing throughout this outstanding free verse poem is very impressive and it is clear to any reader that you are a person of great compassion. Carl.

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Of vultures, serpents and scorpions Having well escaped from vile human jungle. This is the grand graveyard Sathya this is magnificent

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John Weber 19 November 2008

Wow, the ultimate question abounds within this one, Mr. Narayana! I love the structure of this poem, good sir: the layers of meaning rolling off like the layers of an onion. Taking stock in what our purpose proves to be on this Earth has never sounded this eloquent to me. Compelling, deep and unjudgemental. Great work of art, Sathya! Thanks for the potent share! Warm regards, John.

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Reshma Ramesh 28 October 2008

beautiful sir.......very poem is totally runs on diff lines...meant to give a strange feeling...

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Tulsi Hanumanthu 14 October 2008

Not unknown truths presented in a novel way. Congratulations!

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rajagopal h 20 September 2008 where the soul is not disturbed by anybody....lovely place sorry...poem

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Jyoti Saxena 20 September 2008

it makes one wonder, why do we humans, who are well aware that we all hv to meet the same fate, later or sooner -harbour ill feelings, jealousy and the likes against humanity itself -it is a pity that we fear the only certain aspect of life-that is death. i admire how lucidly you hv put across yr message to the world-alas! if only people can actually read thru it! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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Sathya Narayana

Sathya Narayana

Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
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