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:
'Ohpress 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 angelsattired in beauty
shall fly down to pick you up on golden cradles
and carry you to the world of God.

Soyou 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

  • Marvin Tordillos (5/22/2019 5:37:00 AM)

    O great sir! Thank you for sharing this poem, it's a wonderful piece of art. (Report)Reply

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  • Valentin Savin (5/14/2019 3:33:00 AM)

    Well done, so nice and vivid story of love that never dies. (Report)Reply

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  • Archita Kumar (5/14/2019 12:55:00 AM)

    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.
    .... Such a beautiful and sensous poem. Very nicely expressed emotions in each line. Well done. Please read my poems too.
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  • Bhagabat Prasad Hotta (5/7/2019 9:09:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. So nice poem.100++++333334+++++++ (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (5/6/2019 2:07:00 AM)

    great, great and great poem
    indeed an impressive writings
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  • (4/28/2019 3:12:00 PM)

    when, where, who pblished this poem (Report)Reply

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  • Shariq Ahmad Lone (4/24/2019 12:24:00 PM)

    Beautiful rhyme Dr Antony Theodore (Report)Reply

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  • (4/16/2019 2:27:00 PM)

    beautiful rhythm, a fine read... well done! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • AFFAQ  NABI (4/10/2019 9:56:00 AM)

    I enjoyed! every line is wondrous sweet
    Joyous.....
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  • AFFAQ  NABI (4/10/2019 9:54:00 AM)

    Very lovely rhyme! Unique in dress as well body
    Joyous.....
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  • Oilibheir Álain Christie (4/5/2019 8:47:00 PM)

    Wow! Your literary production is impressive. First thing that strikes is the amount: more than 1500 texts.
    But as I examine this one, I see that the quantity does not impede the quality. Your style and imagery are powerful, both on the spiritual line and on the sensual one.
    I imagine you must be a fan of the " Song of songs" .
    Keep writing, you can't go wrong
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  • HB Rita (3/30/2019 2:10:00 PM)

    Wow! wonderful. Your added up description helped me to understand better. (Report)Reply

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  • Nanthinii Mohan (3/29/2019 5:39:00 PM)

    Certain emotions are hard to describe. And when they finally find a way out by means of words, I think it will look like this. You have excellently pictured the agony of a lover in your poem. If you could give a bit more info about the belief, I'd be glad to hear it. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/27/2019 11:16:00 PM)

    This is a beautiful poem (Report)Reply

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  • Freni Karaluthara (3/23/2019 5:34:00 PM)

    This rally one of your best poems dear poet. love is always inpiring. words fail to carry it hands. only a loving heart can contain it fully... (Report)Reply

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  • Oluwatosin Thomas (3/21/2019 4:15:00 AM)

    This is tremendously perfect, graciously penned. (Report)Reply

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  • Castellenas John (3/12/2019 6:47:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem. Myth and tale is my favorite. To dance to save love. A worthwhile dance. (Report)Reply

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  • Philo Yan (3/11/2019 3:54:00 AM)

    Sad but true. Love goes on even when a part of you dies. Flowing rhythm. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/9/2019 4:51:00 AM)

    A poem of great sensitivity. (Report)Reply

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  • Konab Ghumman (3/8/2019 2:22:00 PM)

    Well written, definitive,
    like to see more
    amazing rhythm
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, April 29, 2019


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