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

  • Prabir Gayen (12/4/2018 3:34:00 AM)

    I wrote a poem of the same title..if you die before I die....read and comment...your view...it is inspired by you (Report) Reply

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  • Prabir Gayen (12/4/2018 3:32:00 AM)

    Very good one....10+++++++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • (12/2/2018 9:46:00 AM)

    This poem never becomes old to me.How many times I've gone through it, I can't tell.Love to read.Intense emotion is the soul of it.Congrats. (Report) Reply

  • Adiela Akoo (11/25/2018 10:45:00 AM)

    Beautifully reminiscent of the deep chivalrous love poems of a bygone era. Love it. (Report) Reply

  • Bhavika Jain (11/20/2018 10:59:00 AM)

    It's very joyous to read such a poem. I am a young writer and it's lovely to read and learn and capture ideas. The intimate bond described through such beautiful words had made me smile. Continue writing. With all love. Please check in my new poem. (Report) Reply

  • (11/18/2018 11:37:00 PM)

    SIR, True love can be understood very very thoroughly with the help of your beautiful poem. My well wishes are always with you. (Report) Reply

  • (11/18/2018 3:32:00 PM)

    wow, what eternal love! ! such captivating & bodacious words dr anthony. great writing. (Report) Reply

  • (11/18/2018 3:29:00 PM)

    wow, what eternal love! ! such captivating & bodacious words dr anthony, great writing. (Report) Reply

  • Debendra Majhi (11/18/2018 5:53:00 AM)

    dear poet, emotions have been poured into the lines...enjoyed the poem thoroughly.thanks for sharing....10.00 plus (Report) Reply

  • Asia Villaflor (11/8/2018 1:17:00 PM)

    I have fall into your words Dr. Tony😍😍😍 (Report) Reply

  • Bhagabat Prasad Hotta (11/7/2018 10:34:00 AM)

    Excellent thought.....I enjoyed this.... (Report) Reply

  • Gayatri Phukan (11/6/2018 8:37:00 AM)

    very nice heart touching poem..thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Gayatri Phukan (11/6/2018 8:33:00 AM)

    touching my heart.very nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Sharron Stephenson (11/6/2018 6:41:00 AM)

    this poem is my favourite from you so far rate it 10 poem of the day for me (Report) Reply

  • (11/4/2018 4:16:00 PM)

    This is now my top poem! !
    Now I have an idea for one!
    (Report) Reply

  • (11/2/2018 7:01:00 AM)

    This is a genuine expression of undying love. If one has ever truly been in love they just melt into the reality of this poem. Very powerful expression indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Ritika George (10/24/2018 11:58:00 AM)

    I have no words to appreciate this composition. It's simply beautiful how you expressed the sacredness of love between two worlds. Really death can separate two bodies but their love is inseparable. Thank you sir for sharing this poem. Regards Ritika (Report) Reply

  • Shurouk Hammoud (10/16/2018 11:11:00 AM)

    so touching and deeply from the heart and what comes from heart reaches to others hearts..thank you for sharing it dear poet. (Report) Reply

  • (10/12/2018 12:12:00 AM)

    A well crafted poem on a good concept (Report) Reply

  • Annette Potgieter (10/8/2018 3:49:00 AM)

    Beautiful, passionate, intense. Love after death do us part... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 6, 2016

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