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"HE WENT FAR OFF" Elegy poem by ASNA AZHAR

 

HE WENT FAR OFF

 

He went far off

Left this strange world

 

There was a time

When his abode was cherished

He was merry with his happy family

With achievements and praise

 

Bad times stormed in

All charms were blown away

He worked then into old age

To gain those smiles back.

 

He did pretty well

But fate wasn't in favour

Of all his smiles

And he took another world's flight.

 

He went far off

To a strange world

And left his daughters and wife

To weep, and cry, over and over.

 

He was destined to die early

He left his girls with honours

Proud they were then, to be

Daughters of a dignified man.

 

I saw Uncle Akbar in a dream

He was dressed in cream

Happier he was there

In gracious lord's hands.

 

Better then this place

That he deserved well

He said to me

Say to my daughters, here I am well

 

No need to shed tears

We will live together

When they complete their task

Here, for them, I am planting flowers.

 

I woke up and found

Mine eyes were wet

With frozen tears

I thank him for this prayer.

 

Death takes life not memories

It's the ultimate end for man

Spread smiles while you live

For good deeds take you to heaven

 

 

Asna Azhar

12 December 2012

Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

SUNSET MOUNTAINS

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