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Kavya ...


An Illusion!


I entered the room that was full
Filled with people mourning
There lay a dead body clad in white cloth
She was none other than my close mate
I struggled to get inside that room
The room that was full
Filled with people mourning

As I entered something got stuck on my foot
And I dragged it along with me
To my horror, what was stuck was the white cloth
What I was dragging was the dead body
To my despair, the whole crowd started looking at me
I slowly lifted my leg and stood at one corner
of the room that was filled with people mourning

All of a sudden, the body stood up and started smiling
Said, why are you all mourning
I am alright, Why have you all gathered here
Please go away, let me sleep
I am tired, I need some rest.
Soon the crowd started dispersing
From the room that was filled with people mourning

There I heard a loud noise like a bell
I turn and rise up in scare to see if all is well
To realise that it was none other than my morning alarm
Waking me up saying, 'Get up, now its dawn'
Oh my God, what a horrible dream i had
Thinking of the close mate I felt very sad
As in reality, yes, she's struggling for life, though today she is very much alive!

I just prayed 'May God grant her many more years to survive a normal healthy life'.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 29, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

shes battling from cancer and is fighting for life. I recently paid her a visit in the hospital and from then she's stayed in the back of the mind, may be why I got this dream.

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  • V P Mahur (2/16/2014 12:59:00 PM)

    Awful dreams often disturb our heart even after they are broke. Heart touching! (Report) Reply

  • Aswath Raman (8/29/2013 10:50:00 AM)

    Yes. I read this poem a couple of times and I felt really weird. I have had the same dream but instead of friend, it was my mom. But of course though in reality, with God's grace she is healthy and happy, that night I was wide awake! (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/28/2013 1:50:00 PM)

    Kavya beautiful write indeed... Well I faced the same situations couple of years back..she was one of my best friends during school to college days.. But couldnt meet once also after college got over..we got busy with our lives. She was lively..I came to know of her too late..The last she spoke to my others friends was she wanted to meet me..Everyday she was in my dreams, its really unfortunate i am that I couldnt meet.. Everday I could see her in my dreams, but after one day she never ever appeared...Today I regret that I couldnt meet her...but my other friends said she was under sedation and she was full time sleeping...and remained skeleton...thinking this i feel that she was the same beautiful girl in my mind is better...

    I will only tell meet your friend whenever possible and give her enough confidence, believe me it can give wonders...when she is surrounded by positive thoughts, she will definitely cross this challenge with full confidence and today there is treatment too...our prayers for her speedy recovery... (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (8/28/2013 7:52:00 AM)

    Dreams may be interpreted and analysed later. What is important is Kavya your dear thoughts for your friend and the silhouetted images may be perhaps an indication of her longevity in life. Keep yourself in the best of what optimism can provide and leave the rest to time
    ..... there lay a dead body clad in white cloth
    Keep updating.. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/28/2013 2:41:00 AM)

    When our mind gets obsessed with mounting concerns about the illness of a dear one, it is so possible to have such alarming nightmares! But what relief it is to know that after all it was just a dream! ! A realistic description of a fevered mental state, Kavya! ! (Report) Reply

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