Sukanta Mohapatra


The Day I Died - Poem by Sukanta Mohapatra

The day I died
I watched my body closely
While drifting above
When everybody cried..

I saw them covered my body
A social identity
That hid many secrets
Got me ready for last journey..

I saw me lying soulless
Laughed at my follies and mistakes
Even after a soulless life
Should I lament for a carcass?

All I did was to chase a mirage
With anger, jealousy, lust, deception
Never cared for anything else
Killed emotions for applause

The day I died
I saw the life I lived
Like a film infront of me
Whizzed past like a sigh

The day I died
I floated again free
Shunning the vices
Where my soul was trapped

The day I died
I became alive
I realized that only now
A soulful life started…

© Sukanta……2015

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Comments about The Day I Died by Sukanta Mohapatra

  • Shakil Ahmed (11/30/2015 10:41:00 AM)


    a lovely poem, of course living a life without soul is vain, thanks for sharing, you write well, (Report) Reply

    Sukanta Mohapatra Sukanta Mohapatra (12/1/2015 4:50:00 AM)

    Thanks for your lovely comments.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 30, 2015



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