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

  • (7/25/2017 7:50:00 AM)


    Wow!! Very beautifully done sir.. (Report) Reply

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  • Alina Abbas (7/24/2017 3:02:00 PM)


    Both the opening and the ending of the poem are remarkable. It's good that the myth has been described in the end. (Report) Reply

  • Cotter Li (7/20/2017 8:30:00 PM)


    The first stanza is striking. Your verse is a great monologue on the stage. Blessings to you, dear Antony. (Report) Reply

  • Justus Cyril E. (7/19/2017 12:13:00 PM)


    Nice Poem with an Intriguing twist to the TRUTH about Life, Love and Death (Report) Reply

  • Katie Pelser (7/19/2017 7:42:00 AM)


    Awesome work Dr Antony Theodore. Heartbreaking, but true to the end. I enjoyed reading this. (Report) Reply

  • Gurleen Kaur Narang (7/17/2017 9:52:00 AM)


    Your poem is truely an amazing one.Into that world of purity you will go, and I will be here on earth
    dreaming of your joys with the Heavenly spirits.thanks for sharing.10++++++
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  • (7/17/2017 6:35:00 AM)


    Wow (Report) Reply

  • Rishikesh Prajapati (7/15/2017 9:45:00 AM)


    (If you die before me
    I would jump down into your grave
    and hug you so innocently)
    This line shows the true love...really nice poem.
    (Report) Reply

  • Qinling Wang (7/15/2017 6:22:00 AM)


    Beautiful true love! I am really touched by this pome.Thank you for sharring. (Report) Reply

  • (7/14/2017 8:28:00 AM)


    I loved how to explained the power of lover. I loved how you portrayed the power the love. I loved how to narrated to us your story, the imagination of your mind. This is brilliant. Thank you for sharing. :) Radheye. (Report) Reply

  • Yewande Adedokun (7/14/2017 5:14:00 AM)


    I like that the lover don; t want to let go of his feelings. Taking every moment and turning it into a living entity. The poem made my soul dance. Good poem mate. (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Reurink (7/14/2017 1:30:00 AM)


    a work of art, I highly praise you for you unique development of stanzas, and the intrecite use of stops (Report) Reply

  • Mohit Katyal (7/13/2017 10:31:00 AM)


    Its really good.. Keep it up (Report) Reply

  • Mohit Katyal (7/13/2017 10:30:00 AM)


    Excellent.. Defined in a unique way (Report) Reply

  • Tracy Craighead (7/12/2017 7:55:00 PM)


    Wow!!! So lovely and full of passion. (Report) Reply

  • Ryson Dsouza (7/11/2017 9:10:00 AM)


    beautiful.. thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (7/11/2017 8:10:00 AM)


    Anthony, thank you for your message. I have been away from poemhunter for awhile. A beautiful elegy of love, hope and salvation brilliantly and passionately written. (Report) Reply

  • Sara Militello (7/10/2017 1:44:00 AM)


    A very powerful poem! You use descriptive words and phrases so very well. Here's hoping you never have to suffer such heartfelt loss in this lifetime. You have a dramatic way of expressing yourself which really is touching and grabs the reader in a grip of understanding that's almost like suffering the same way as the poem describes.

    I give this a ten.

    It's ironic though, that tonight I logged in specifically to post a poem of mine I wrote years ago titled Death Will Claim Us All and encountered your note to me which spurred me to read the first of your poems that opened up for me. It was this one which deals with death also.
    (Report) Reply

  • Abegail Kyla Bilan (7/9/2017 5:31:00 AM)


    Your picture of the poem is so vivid. So deeply expressed. Beautiful... (Report) Reply

  • Amy Johnson (7/6/2017 2:10:00 PM)


    Quite moving and a provocative insight into historical views of death! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 6, 2016


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