Ayman Parray


Life And Death - Poem by Ayman Parray

I have lived and I have died
A thousand maybe more times
Every life that I have lived
I have been inspired to write
Of love, loss, hope and gain
Of hate, joy, sorrow and pain
Of my thoughts sane
And the very insane
Inspiration, God shows
Like a beacon in the dark, it glows
The story of my life and death
I call poetry
Every great poem I have read
Has sent me to heaven, quite dead
And every time that I have died
Has been worth it

© 2015
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Topic(s) of this poem: death, life, poetry


Poet's Notes about The Poem

For my teacher, mentor and friend- Nance Butterworth. Nance, you are like a beacon in the dark for me.

Comments about Life And Death by Ayman Parray

  • Nosheen Irfan (2/4/2016 11:24:00 AM)


    Wow. I love your style of writing. Its very natural and heart-touching. Every great poem I have read has sent me to heaven...there's a true lover of poetry. Lovely work. (Report) Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (12/29/2015 6:55:00 PM)


    The story of my life and death
    I call poetry
    You are narrating the story in a nice manner, your poems are outstanding.
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    Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (12/31/2015 12:25:00 AM)

    I am honored by your kind words, my dear Akhtar sahib.

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (11/27/2015 8:01:00 AM)


    Verily, poetry is the biography of a poet.
    A good write.
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    Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (12/9/2015 12:16:00 AM)

    Thanks Abdulrazak, I am glad you liked it.

  • Valsa George (11/11/2015 7:17:00 AM)


    Life is a long tale of hope, despair, joy, sorrow, doubt, hope and similar antagonistic emotions! When we are met with obstacles on our way, we get inspiration from some source, may be from God above, or a guide or the inspirational writes and they help us scale over the hurdles of life. The umpteen experiences of life motivate you into writing poems and they give you delight! Through poems, you live and die many times! A great write on the effect of poems! (Report) Reply

    Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (11/11/2015 7:32:00 AM)

    Thank you Valsaji for your review, it is inspirational and educative. You are always so inspiring and encouraging.

  • (11/9/2015 7:49:00 PM)


    Thank you for this well written tribute. Your passion for poetry takes us on an adventure through your lives and deaths...and makes us wonder and imagine how you lived and died. Each of us eager to read more. This is my favorite of your poems...so far dear friend. (Report) Reply

    Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (11/10/2015 2:38:00 PM)

    Nance, I dedicated it to you only because you like it so much dear friend. It is a humble tribute for you and it is our love of poetry that maybe the strongest bond in our friendship and that I see as a very positive sign. I cherish your friendship the most Nance. Thank you

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (11/7/2015 9:21:00 PM)


    Such a poignant and philosophical write!
    Life and death are like shadows chasing each other.
    Between the period of transition from life to death and again the cycle -
    A life of poet is a mixed bag of emotions 'of love, loss, hope and gain -
    of hate, joy, sorrow and pain' This, indeed, is poetry!
    Loved it, Ayman!
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    Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (11/8/2015 2:57:00 PM)

    Dear Dr. Menon, it gives me immense happiness that you liked the poem. Thank you for the wonderful review.

  • Kelly Kurt (11/6/2015 1:49:00 PM)


    My dear friend, Ayman, when I first read this poem, I was very touched and impressed. I am so glad that you are still writing and decided to post it. (Report) Reply

    Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (11/6/2015 2:14:00 PM)

    Kelly, you are and will always be a source of inspiration. This poem is my tribute to Nance Butterworth, she teaches me poetry, helps me through a series of workshops. She is also makes sculptures. She is a caring, loving person who opened her door to me, let me in and guided me like a beacon of light. She is also writing a book and runs a successful business. Kelly she calls you the king of Poemhunter...

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/6/2015 1:30:00 PM)


    From the first line this poem is very philosophical as I have lived and I have died. Having inspiration to write in every life I have lived is nice with my values as they come as an art within. God shows me path in life while I surrender on him. Yes, every death is worthy while we closely observe this. Very fantastic and interesting poem shared here. Nicely expressed....10 (Report) Reply

    Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (11/6/2015 1:43:00 PM)

    Kumarmani, you are dear to all and you are dear to me. Sometimes you understand me perfectly. Thanks my dear friend.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 6, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, March 14, 2016


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