He Was Better Than Me Poem by Abdulrazak Aralimatti

He Was Better Than Me

Rating: 5.0

They respect and honour me,
But dishonoured was he.
He was a man left all alone,
For his goodness, never shone.
He met me and said, 'O brother',
And we had a time together.
'I would quit my illness', he said,
'If you give me a moral aid.
He worried about his daughters,
As everything was spent on quarters.
He showed a great endurance,
Will, repentance and penance.
But before his total recovery,
Death seized him in his bravery.
They say, I am better than he,
But he was far better than me,
His illness was known to all,
And my, hidden, behind the wall.

Monday, March 16, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: friendship
A drunkard had made friendship with me to quit drinking but died.This poem is in his memory.
Aftab Alam Khursheed 16 March 2015

life is such a touchy poem very nicely composed Abdulrazak

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Akhtar Jawad 17 March 2015

A heart touching poem, very well wrote and beautiful as well...............................10

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Jasbir Chatterjee 23 March 2015

I feel sad for your friend. You are right about success. The person who struggles the most and succeeds in his endeavours is far more successful than the one whose life has always been a bed of roses.

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Madathil Rajendran Nair 28 March 2015

I like the honesty and frankness in this poem. Full mark (10) .

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Geetha Jayakumar 02 April 2015

A thoughtful write. You have portrayed two different characters very well. Death didn't give him enough time to recover and illness was known to all, but on other side illness remained hidden, but still have a longer life to recover. This poem reflects in many ways. I loved the way you presented it.

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Muhammad Ali 24 July 2016

This is life. you delivered emotions very well, and i am feeling myself in this poem

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Paul Sebastian 17 October 2015

To see someone slip the chance of recovery while you were reaching out with moral aid is sad and disappointing. It is touching. God bless you for being such a kind soul to touch someone while he lived. Your deed is recorded in heaven. Your poem is inspiring and beautifully written.

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M Asim Nehal 14 October 2015

Superb poem! ! ! ! Inspiring and nice tribute to unknown personalities..........10++++

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Douglas Scotney 10 September 2015

you're crazy with your commas AA but i like this one.

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Kevin Patrick 25 August 2015

A deeply sad tale, one that is extremely poignant and from the heart, this man can now live on in your words, and now he lives in my mind. Thank you.

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