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A Farewell To Thee

March 22, 2013
By Shaas_It_is.. BRONZE, Udupi, Other
Shaas_It_is.. BRONZE, Udupi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Happiness presents itself before man with a crown of sorrow. He who accepts it must accept both.
-Swami Vivekananda

Don't be led by your problems. Be led by your dreams.


Slim in figure,
Frizzy hair,
A black dark mole,
A slender face and fair.

A heart full of love,
A heart full of passion,
A helping hand at any hour,
Always healed a wound- a succour.

Loved God, feared him,
In that process she lost herself,
Never to return again..

Partly conscious,partly subconscious she..
Lived in a daze,striving to survive this haze..

She selflessly gave,
but never received,
Every time one fell,
She helped one up,
and when she stumbled,
No one cared, not even a mumble...

Its not that no one bothered,
They really did care,
She had a heart of steel,
so everyone thought,
though everyone failed to perceive..

The amount of resistance,
A heart of steel needs,
To prevent the pain and agony,
It can feel...

She strongly walked all through the storm,
She barely broke down,

But there's only so much one can bear,
She was no superhuman,
She wasn't God, alas!
Soon she broke down,
Now she's no more..

Never before did we realise,
The importance of her presence,
Now that she's gone,
We feel the bitter blow,
That her absence on has thrown..

You lived a life of tragedy,
Hope you find a better place,
Away from here,away from pain,
Somewhere in God's domain..

For us to come there ages it will take,
Till that time, oh heavenly soul, patiently wait,
We have parted only to meet again,
A farewell to thee until then...


The author's comments:
I've written this down for my aunt who's no more..
I never really got a chance to know but she has inspired more then ever..
That is why I have penned her down and hope to keep her alive in some form or the other..

Hope you like what i've written...

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on Nov. 25 2013 at 9:06 am
Shaas_It_is.. BRONZE, Udupi, Other
2 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
Happiness presents itself before man with a crown of sorrow. He who accepts it must accept both.
-Swami Vivekananda

Don't be led by your problems. Be led by your dreams.

Thankyou @Ovomarisa

on Nov. 25 2013 at 9:00 am
ovomarisa BRONZE, Detroit, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." -Thomas A. Edison

Good use of parallelism in the second stanza, very well typed!

on Aug. 5 2013 at 9:24 am
Shaas_It_is.. BRONZE, Udupi, Other
2 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
Happiness presents itself before man with a crown of sorrow. He who accepts it must accept both.
-Swami Vivekananda

Don't be led by your problems. Be led by your dreams.

Thanks august!! I'm sure you're uncle's in a much peaceful place than this...  

on May. 6 2013 at 6:21 am
AugustSummerFling PLATINUM, Mylapore, Chennai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
'For you, a thousand times over.' - Hassan, The Kite Runner

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.

Hey shaas, this was a beautifully written poem. It reminded me of my uncle who passed away the same way. My heart wrenches everytime I think of him in his better days and his worn out corpse in the funeral that I didn't attend but my mother did. This poem has a great meaning to me. He was god fearing too. Nobody knew that he was dying, until he was. I miss him really. He was a great soul. I loved him so much.

on Apr. 11 2013 at 6:24 am
Hamzawaseem GOLD, Lahore, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"The important thing is not to stop questioning." ~Einstein

Nice work! sad and heart-touching