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

  • (4/29/2017 9:39:00 AM)


    A great piece splendidly woven lines and stanzas. Keep writing, sir. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/27/2017 1:08:00 AM)


    words beautifully spoken! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Payal Priya (4/23/2017 12:23:00 AM)


    Beautiful poem about ethereal love..resonates in one's heart..a heartfelt 10..☺ (Report) Reply

  • Brian Mawadri (4/15/2017 7:55:00 AM)


    lovely poem: ....................................... (Report) Reply

  • Jeanette Telusma (4/5/2017 9:03:00 PM)


    Wow.. Your choice of words were thoughtfully selected. I was able to picture every line 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Oratile Diratsagae (4/5/2017 4:55:00 AM)


    I can relate with these lines, wow..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.
    (Report) Reply

  • Rosalinda Flores Martinez (3/30/2017 7:01:00 AM)


    a very beautiful poem - thank you for sharing. Write on! (Report) Reply

  • Rebecca Lyle (3/26/2017 9:31:00 PM)


    A beautifully written poem of enduring love even beyond death, nicely inked, my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (3/15/2017 9:26:00 PM)


    A fine expression of immortal love.A great write, thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (1/20/2017 1:04:00 AM)

    love and loss
    Very heartfelt poem. Loss is death, Hades the desire to recover what in the end can't be recovered. What remains is purity of emotion. (Report) Reply

  • Tilly Boesche-zacharow (1/9/2017 4:37:00 AM)


    I think a little bit to Opheus and Eurydike.A very good poem about love and desire- Thanks and greetings from Tilly Boesche-Zacharow Berlin (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (1/6/2017 1:50:00 PM)

    tom allport
    a poem of love and true love shall always find a way. (Report) Reply

  • Mysia Hayling (1/5/2017 10:13:00 AM)


    very powerful piece, I like it. thanks for sharing keep writing (Report) Reply

  • (1/4/2017 2:01:00 PM)


    if you do all that whilst u 2 are alive see the comments would exceed a beehive u love her so much never let her die she will cry ere you die so live together and see who goes first you or she and maybe if your love is so intense you may both in a helicopter fly sky high and drop dead holding hands both will together enter those unknown lands as lovers alive all will welcome but don't die before me please i'd love to hear some one crying for me (Report) Reply

  • Reza Sedghi (1/1/2017 10:31:00 AM)

    very amazing poem!
    Brilliant use of emotions in here sir! it got me from the very beginning! im reading it over and over again! ! (Report) Reply

  • Punnara Mol (12/28/2016 5:20:00 AM)


    I get never tired of reading this Poem, How lucky is your Lover dear Poet. (Report) Reply

  • Ashish Chand (12/17/2016 9:58:00 AM)

    If You Die Before Me...
    This one is a greatly engrossing poem.
    At least, I need to read it times and again to make the deeper sense out of it...but this one is really good...it hammers some far placed meaning in you...
    Thanks for giving such a treat to our mind...
    (Report) Reply

  • (12/16/2016 2:00:00 AM)

    Emotions
    A poem that is long and bring out all the emotions in the reader! (Report) Reply

  • (12/13/2016 4:08:00 AM)

    Amazing Poem!
    Oh my! True love do conquers all even death :) this is so touching. (Report) Reply

  • Sister Frances (12/11/2016 6:54:00 PM)


    I'm no expert at interpreting poetry but I like the way this poem has a story to tell. You have also provided some lovely imagery. My favourite line......So intimately shall I kiss you
    that your breath becomes mine it captures his desire and love for her.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 6, 2016


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