ritwika raha

(07/07/89 / india)

Death defeated


The ‘valor' was rich as the bygone years,
That slept with him in his silent graves
The sulking verses below the reposing Earth
Unvoiced death in soundless rave

It moved, it twitched in anguish and wrath
Down below that rotting cage,
The slumbering death had risen again
To mend earthly life with its deadly swage.

It prepared to smack, to ravage and distort
Mortals in their illusion-land,
Who reveled and danced in forged prejudice
Where Justice, honor and all law was banned.

Men fed with dread, with wrath and lust
That treaded above that sloven grave
‘Death' thought and mocked at the bellowing mobs,
At the flimsy life, so shallow, so naive!

It smiled and said from his decadent abode,
"This grave above my groping grave"
Where fetid lives in ruddy streams,
Smeared with prejudice, in blood they laved.

Death plays, and laughs in mirth, in pride,
When a sudden ray through the cask invades
The creeping reed above that cask,
And death again stood betrayed.

There might be wrath, and envy too
But smiles life, where death does sleep,
There might be a grave above the grave
Grows Life of death where death reposes deep.

Submitted: Sunday, March 10, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Death defeated by ritwika raha )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Upon You!, Edward Kofi Louis
  2. En route 1, Framarz Bagheri
  3. Seed, Agboyi Felix
  4. In Times Of Need, Edward Kofi Louis
  5. En route 2, Framarz Bagheri
  6. One day, Cee Bea
  7. Aa Laut Chalen Phir Gharon Mein, Bano Ali
  8. Late Rose, Paul Gerard Reed
  9. Smile, Hafsa Abdul Nasser
  10. Quest, guest!, Edward Kofi Louis

Poem of the Day

poet Joyce Kilmer

(For the Rev. James J. Daly, S. J.)

Bright stars, yellow stars, flashing through the air,
Are you errant strands of Lady Mary's hair?
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Stars, Joyce Kilmer
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]