Syed Ahmed Shah
Syed Ahmed Shah Poems
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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
The Day Of The Vulture
They started arriving at the venue from early morning,
alone or in small groups.
Gliding noiselessly like retreating soldiers of a once great army
... reaching their base camp.
Shadowy ghosts on cushioned toes, timidly settling on the few trees
that are still allowed to stand like miniature mementos.
They folded their six feet or more of
magnificent arrogance only to reveal
skeletal memories of a lost empire, spread over