Nazeer Akbarabadi

(1735 - 1830 / Delhi / India)

The Angel Of Death - Poem by Nazeer Akbarabadi

Discard greed and temptations, forget your travels to near and far;
The bandit of death is blowing his trumpet and indulging in looting day and night;
Why are you roaming from place to place with all your paraphernalia;
Not even a twig will eventually go with you when your death arrives;
Your riches and grand life style are all left behind when the angel of death loads you on his back;

Do not feel proud of your swords and shields;
They will abandon you on seeing the spear of death;
Alone in a desert would you then eat the dust of the grave;
In that desert, indeed Nazeer, not even an insect would care to visit you;
Your riches and grand life style are all left behind when the angel of death loads you on his back.


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  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/1/2018 2:02:00 PM)

    Looting day and night! !

    Thanks for sharing.
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  • (11/1/2018 11:18:00 AM)

    Wise words from great poet. (Report)Reply

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  • Nadia Umber Lodhi (11/1/2018 8:42:00 AM)

    Nazeer akhbarabadi is agree at poet (Report)Reply

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  • Hebert Logerie Sr. (11/1/2018 8:09:00 AM)

    Your riches and grand life style are all left behind when the angel of death loads you on his back.This is amazingly so realistic. This is a warning to people who think that they are above everyone and everything. I like this prose, this poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/1/2018 4:38:00 AM)

    Death is ultimate and no one can escape it, we all know this truth yet we keep our eyes closed towards it. A thoughtful poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Adrian Flett (11/1/2018 4:19:00 AM)

    So sad but we all will receive that call, when the angel of death loads us on his back. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/1/2018 1:35:00 AM)

    Truth of this life nicely explained. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/1/2018 1:21:00 AM)

    Not even a twig will eventually go with you when your death arrives; ........so true. A beautiful poem so nicely executed. (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (11/1/2018 1:17:00 AM)

    pure remembrance of the death angel-
    not even an insect would care to visit you;
    Your riches and grand life style are all left behind when the angel of death loads you on his back.////
    ///
    vain, vain
    every lane
    villein the world
    ashes of heaven is here pearl
    death angel Azrael will must come
    all colorful activeness will be sudden dumb
    .......

    //// beautiful observation on life and death
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (11/1/2018 12:50:00 AM)

    Such a great write by Nazeer Akbarabadi..................... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 20, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, April 20, 2012


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