Neela Nath


A Body In Empty Shell


I want to keep my head down,
To utter my prayer for us.
Let, fill us with pure light,
Let us be as sober as grass.
The open air, the crystal mind,
The leaves of grass, the dew
From the heaven, the azure sky,
All we need, to worship you!
What's the use of this life,
If innocence does fail?
Will we have fun and frolic,
With a body in empty shell?
We have come to leave footprints,
On the way we always walk.
So that people may follow us,
Our works and our given track!

Submitted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Edited: Friday, August 17, 2012

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  • Rookie - 104 Points Yash Shinde (3/18/2014 4:32:00 AM)

    ...our footprints are ways for others to trace back our sins and virtues.....great wrk dear, this poem was a nice one to read (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rishabh Bidya (12/8/2013 8:33:00 AM)

    Pure delight reading this poem! ! Hats off: D (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,503 Points Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (11/14/2012 2:34:00 PM)

    Nice one, dear Nilakshi Das, a form of spirituality and the need for awareness of the left-behind traces or footprints. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 929 Points Saadat Tahir (8/26/2012 2:31:00 AM)

    spiritual and demanding.....the way is shown in no uncertain terms....the path to eternity, the path to nirvana....
    prophetic and well written

    liked it
    cheers (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Deep Mukherjee (8/17/2012 12:53:00 PM)

    What's the use of this life,
    If innocence does fail?
    Will we have fun and frolic,
    With a body with empty shell? ...........
    Beautiful verse :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anush Gupta (8/16/2012 11:20:00 AM)

    Spiritually vacant body, you mean to say, I think. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,718 Points Babatunde Aremu (8/16/2012 8:29:00 AM)

    Our lives without footprints are miserable. Man's quest is to make impact. This tallies with my poem: I Want To Be A Life Line (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Www. Poemhunter.com/m-d-dinesh-nair-2 (8/16/2012 6:20:00 AM)

    It is still a shell precious when poetic exuberance and the emptiness can be nostalgic for ever. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,922 Points Ken E Hall (8/16/2012 12:20:00 AM)

    A nice standard Let, fill us with pure light, sadly we are born pure and so many go off the beaten track but thanks to your kind that shout out for a crystal mind.thanks or this regards (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 773 Points Leslie Philibert (8/15/2012 9:28:00 AM)

    I liked this, don`t understand the review from Romeo Vishal, who can`t be bothered to write decent English and seems to deduce a meaning from your poem that is not there...If you have some kind of problem, get it fixed - you
    don`t have to try and sort it out here, I thought this site is about literature, not about social networks..... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 93 Points Payal Parande (8/15/2012 4:22:00 AM)

    this poem is so Becoming and yet Dulcet.......an amazing piece i must say
    loved it
    thank you for sharing it
    love
    payal (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Yoonoos Peerbocus (8/14/2012 10:30:00 PM)

    inner search for reality set with subtlety/fine to relish (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,115 Points Thomas A Robinson (8/14/2012 2:04:00 PM)

    Let pure light in, the open ait, the crystal mind...all symbols of God like qualities.Put pure things in your body and soul and you become....pure. (Report) Reply

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