Syed Ahmed Shah

Rookie - 247 Points (03-08-1960 / Guwahati, Assam, India)

Syed Ahmed Shah Poems

161. Samuel In Book Fair (Or Outside It) 11/8/2013
162. Father 11/21/2013
163. Three Short Poems About Sadness 11/27/2013
164. Crab 11/30/2013
165. Sorry Professor Makhanlal, Just Had One Of Those... 10/11/2013
166. Wasp 10/13/2013
167. Knock Iv 12/13/2013
168. Knock Vi 12/13/2013
169. L'Enfant Terrible 3/29/2014
170. Déjà Vu 4/8/2014
171. Amoeba 5/11/2014
172. Meet Me Before All These... 6/9/2014
173. A Stanza On Silence (Translated From A Poem By Ruprekha Goswami) 6/9/2014
174. My Nationality 6/9/2014
175. Windows 6/9/2014
176. My Left Arm 6/9/2014
177. Memories Between Two Mirrors 6/10/2014
178. Faceless Enemy 7/17/2014
179. The Man The River 9/6/2014
180. The Hole In The Sky 9/6/2014
181. Map 9/6/2014
182. Fear 9/6/2014
183. Afternoon In Arafat 9/6/2014
184. Things Would Have Been Different By Kowstoovmoni Saikiadutta (Translation) 9/10/2014
185. Yeh Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaye To Kya Hai 9/27/2014
186. The Return 10/14/2014
187. Magical Moon (Translated From A Song Written By Nirmalprabha Bordoloi) 10/18/2014
188. কবিতা কেতিয়াও অসফল নহয়... 12/31/2014
189. কবিতা কেতিয়াও অসফল নহয়... 12/31/2014
190. কবিতা কেতিয়াও অসফল নহয়... 12/31/2014
191. Illicit Moment (Translated From An Assamese Poem Written By Ruprekha Goswami) 5/13/2015
192. The Fall (The Early Steps) ... Ruprekha Goswami 5/20/2015
193. In The Sea Of Yo-Yo Swans (Translated From Assamese) 7/1/2015
194. Devdasi By Devkant Barooah 8/7/2015
195. To An Impatient Young Friend 6/11/2016
196. Tumi Nubujiuba Xokhi By Debakanta Barooah 12/8/2014
197. A Poem Never Fails 12/31/2014
198. কবিতা কেতিয়াও অসফল নহয়... 12/31/2014
199. Quarrelsome Man 7/13/2014
200. Translation Of An Assamese Poem By Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya 8/11/2013
Best Poem of Syed Ahmed Shah

Funerals Are For The Living

If you are the social type
And enjoy meeting people,
Never miss a funeral in the graveyard;
Funerals are great occasions
To meet living people
In a peaceful surrounding…

I always had a lingering suspicion that
Funerals are actually
Meant for the living…

Graveyards provide great ambience
And throw in a surprise or two...
‘A fifty year old tomb of a five year old girl ‘

The dead never seem to age
Only the memory does…
What about that gentleman
Who you thought died long ago
Standing right next to you during the prayer
...

Read the full of Funerals Are For The Living

A Sufi's Prayer...

I wonder often in my sleep
How would I react
When the cold breath of death
Fans my face
Would I just smile..
And say 'Thanks'
I wonder often in my sleep...

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