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

  • Ravi Sathasivam (9/10/2017 6:36:00 AM)


    A heartfelt and touching write. Well penned too. Thanks for sharing it. (Report) Reply

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  • Ankit Raj Goyal (9/7/2017 5:37:00 AM)


    It's so touching and beautiful. Straight from a tender heart. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Astha Tiwari (9/7/2017 3:56:00 AM)


    So deeply written it shows the real love. (Report) Reply

  • Sanjukta Sahoo (9/4/2017 11:51:00 PM)


    If you die before me
    I would jump down into your grave
    and hug you so innocently
    Beautiful poem..Great poem sir.
    Thanks.
    10+++++
    (Report) Reply

  • Tabasom Azadee (9/2/2017 9:46:00 AM)


    hello
    the beautiful and deep poem that needs a lot of fantasy
    I enjoyed
    thank you
    (Report) Reply

  • Pratik Rajani (8/31/2017 11:12:00 AM)


    nice one check out my poem sun and planet. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/30/2017 12:41:00 PM)


    It is a beautiful poem on love having thrilling expression. The beginning is fantastic. Each and every line is interesting to read. I appreciate this poem dear Dr. Antoni, you have got full vote. (Report) Reply

  • The Poet Poet (8/23/2017 10:17:00 AM)


    was this poem written by you or NERUDA PABLo
    I seem to ave read it before
    may be here only please see
    (Report) Reply

  • The Poet Poet (8/23/2017 10:14:00 AM)


    i have yet to come across any poetry with such huge comments 1018/2==? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • The Poet Poet (8/23/2017 10:13:00 AM)


    good surmise poetry i have read it before already doc have you read any of mine (Report) Reply

  • Bridget Sipher (8/16/2017 3:03:00 PM)


    An amazing poem really, I especially adored your ending lines. Brilliant :) (Report) Reply

  • Ash Adetayo (8/15/2017 2:10:00 AM)


    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.

    Beautiful poem...
    (Report) Reply

  • Nudershada Cabanes (8/14/2017 1:33:00 PM)


    Beautiful poem passionately penned. Great love that goes beyond the grave. (Report) Reply

  • Damian Cranney (8/13/2017 8:38:00 AM)


    Very passionate poem Tony. I wouldn't be too good at the dancing I'm afraid, but my wife did irish dancing when young so we should be ok. Very best wishes Damian. (Report) Reply

  • Xiandara Magbanua (8/12/2017 1:54:00 AM)


    It is a nice piece of work, well done Sire. How sad and painful it would be seeing your love ones dying before your eyes. I can't bear to look at it. (Report) Reply

  • Zahoor Ul Islam Kashmiri (8/10/2017 11:55:00 PM)


    Pretty nice.and i'm gonna give you 10 outta ten for this.#really_beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Akram Saqib (8/9/2017 1:27:00 PM)


    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?
    excellent depiction of tender emotions of love and nature. nice writing
    (Report) Reply

  • Sagar Arora (8/7/2017 6:47:00 AM)


    WOW. Such beautiful lines. (Report) Reply

  • Zion Anna (8/6/2017 3:28:00 AM)


    very beautifully wriiten... just amazing through every wording
    feeling of true love never dies C: thank you for this beautiful poem.
    (Report) Reply

  • (8/3/2017 6:11:00 PM)


    thx for commenting on my poem I loved yours it should how a true poet feels about love I would like you to read mine I just wrote called The flag by nylava woodson (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 6, 2016


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