Dr. Antony Theodore


If You Die Before Me - Poem by Dr. Antony Theodore

If you die before me
I would jump down into your grave
and hug you so innocently
that angels will become jealous.

I shall kiss you.
So intimately shall I kiss you
that your breath becomes mine.
In one breath of love shall
we merge into hugs of true joy.

Your heart shall beat
in rhythms unheard
like the drums of the desert
and the wild forest in the night.

You shall murmur in my ears:
'Oh press me to your chest;
Tear open your chest,
Make way for me
to enter into your loving heart
that beats only for me in resounding colors.

Tell me please Oh my lover
Is it a rainbow that I see?
or the glow of a burning pyre?
Why is it that I cannot utter it in words?
Tell me glorious angels of love:
What am I experiencing in uncountable
moments of indescribable inner comfort?


Shivering in your presence
I shall long to dance with you.

If the dark souls lead you to Hades
I will dance and dance with you
even in the nether world.

We shall dance soft and then wild.
We shall dance together
as one body and soul
and break the fetters of hell
through love that emanates from our dance.

Dance so long and fine like a poem
until the Lords of the dark would faint.

Breaking the fetters of Hades
the white angels attired in beauty
shall fly down to pick you up on golden cradles
and carry you to the world of God.

So you will be free and fly away
from me into the world of the heavens
where angels shall kiss your sacred body.
You will be attired in gold and white
and in varied colors in tune
with the flowers of heaven.

Then you need no space to live and breathe.

Into that world of purity you will go
and I will be here on earth
dreaming of your joys with
the Heavenly spirits.

Shall I wait?

Shall I wait at dusk and dawn
in sobs and a heaving heart
with such desire and passion
to reach you one day
in your world of happiness.

(It is the belief that once your lady love dies before you, she has to go to the Hades and there she has to dance so fiercely and lovingly to make the Lords of Darkness faint and then she shall be free from the chains of hell.
Here the living lover is ready to go to hell to dance with her most fiercely and save her from the hell)

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Comments about If You Die Before Me by Dr. Antony Theodore

  • (5/22/2018 8:19:00 AM)


    very romantic..I loved it (Report) Reply

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  • Tanzila Rehmat (5/21/2018 3:41:00 AM)


    O God! How romantic and beautiful it is! Loved every bit of it! Woww! Shivering in your presence* beautiful lines (Report) Reply

  • (5/21/2018 2:20:00 AM)


    Stunning words i tell you
    Ink-redible
    (Report) Reply

  • (5/18/2018 10:28:00 AM)


    such a great poem, tony. anjandev roy. (Report) Reply

  • Lea- Beima Dorestin (5/17/2018 7:28:00 PM)


    nice poem

    well done
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  • (5/16/2018 5:47:00 AM)


    Into that world of purity you will go
    and I will be here on earth
    dreaming of your joys with
    the Heavenly spirits.

    nicely written- - pure love gives everything through happiness either someone stays with happy or with sorrow!
    (Report) Reply

  • Stan Rodriguez (5/15/2018 4:59:00 PM)


    Very deep and beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Sylvia Frances Chan (5/13/2018 4:10:00 AM)


    TWO: BUT, from the art view, this is a tremendous excellent poem, created with much care and greatest feel for the loved one. Thank you so much for the invitation, Dr. Antony Theodore. I have enjoyed reading, but once again as I have told you, the theme is new for me. A 10 and myriad more for the vote. (Report) Reply

  • Sylvia Frances Chan (5/13/2018 4:09:00 AM)


    ONE: A love poem as truest as it must be according to your vision. The words you created are full of passion. For me personally, I dare not to write a love poem while my beloved hasn't gone yet. In my belief we don't have that Hades and dancing in combination with chains of and the lords of darkness. (Report) Reply

  • Narayanan Kutty Pozhath (5/12/2018 8:18:00 AM)


    Dance so long and fine like a poem
    until the Lords of the dark would faint.

    Wonderful lines.
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  • (5/11/2018 5:22:00 AM)


    loved the poem very touching, keep up the good work. (Report) Reply

  • Kiran Maharjan (5/10/2018 9:03:00 PM)


    I Loved it, Thank yo (Report) Reply

  • Oratile Diratsagae (5/8/2018 2:54:00 AM)


    I love every line. Wow i remembered my honey too. But it made me feel emotional ohhh lord 10++ (Report) Reply

  • Punnara Mol (5/5/2018 11:44:00 AM)


    Thank God, I waited to see a 1000 comments, and now you see it's above 1100. A big Congrats to you dear poet. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (5/4/2018 8:58:00 PM)


    Only one who is in a true love can feel beauty of this touching poem. (Report) Reply

  • Chandan Dey (5/3/2018 2:16:00 PM)


    This poem takes us very deep into the ocean of love. Thanks Tony for sharing a very passionate poem with us......10
    Chandan
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  • (5/3/2018 2:05:00 PM)


    A spiritual yet concret e passion devoted to the one loved and adored..
    Extremly emotive and like Dante's Devine Comedy you have managed to take us into your world beyod the grave
    and peep into that dark side of the human soul. Amazing what the spirit might or can reveal...
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  • Jcson Jenuis (5/3/2018 3:09:00 AM)


    Very very very interesting (Report) Reply

  • John Chizoba Vincent (5/1/2018 11:19:00 AM)


    This is wonderfully written. I love this. You are a great writer. I think I will have my own version. (Report) Reply

  • (4/25/2018 7:53:00 AM)


    very nice poem, i enjoyed it (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 6, 2016


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