Monday, April 1, 2013

Those who live, those who die



That day we sat down
to make a list of those
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who had lived their lives
the way they wanted

We thought
and wrote the names eagerly
We rethought
and crossed them out immediately
And ended up
without a single name in the list

We changed our minds
and decided to work
on a list of those
who died the way they wanted

But to our surprise
we ended up this time
without a single name,
not even one to cross out later on


8 comments:

  1. ... i'll re-comment after i get to the point.....

    (i've never commented in a blog post twice)

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  2. makes me think. and think again. i will certainly be discussing this and trying ot make my own list

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  3. @ Rajan: I am waiting for you "re-comment" rajan!

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  4. @ Sewa: Would really love to know if you find some names for the list, Sewa! :-)

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  5. nice one. keep on writing dear poet.

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  6. Love your poetry and your ways of expression. ..

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