Ratnakar Rout

Rookie - 194 Points (28th August 1961 / Village-Boita, District-Balasore, State-Orissa, Country-India)

I Have A Wish - Poem by Ratnakar Rout

I have a wish you are to fulfill my dear
When the bell will ring last and the blue
Sky becomes nearer to me, though at a distance
On my departure you will hear
Don’t get swayed by the disappointment
And be not emotional, resist cherishing
A desire to come nearer
My body lying on the floor
Will pass through many rituals
Near and dear ones will come to pay
Their last homage and to bid the final farewell
I will be around my body till it consign to fire
And realize everything that will be happening there over
See things happen to my body being unseen
Witness to the remorse of the people gathered around
Being an onlooker from the oblivion
Aspire to console them not to worry about
As this time it is my turn the other day
Anyone else will be in queue
Then I cannot help them but to see myself their sorrow
It is a slow and steady process that’s going on
One after the other shall have to follow their turn
But no one else can attract me to this earth once again as you can
Since I never intend to come back here and hope
This is to be the last and final journey of mine
Make it a point to stay away from my mortal body lying there on
And help me fulfilling my desire not to be born here once more
Since your very presence and the enticing look you have
Shall impel me to take birth in this mundane world again and again

Topic(s) of this poem: love and life

Form: Free Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Request to the beloved.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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