Dr. Antony Theodore


If You Die Before Me - Poem by Dr. Antony Theodore

If you die before me
I would jump down into your grave
and hug you so innocently
that angels will become jealous.

I shall kiss you.
So intimately shall I kiss you
that your breath becomes mine.
In one breath of love shall
we merge into hugs of true joy.

Your heart shall beat
in rhythms unheard
like the drums of the desert
and the wild forest in the night.

You shall murmur in my ears:
'Oh press me to your chest;
Tear open your chest,
Make way for me
to enter into your loving heart
that beats only for me in resounding colors.

Tell me please Oh my lover
Is it a rainbow that I see?
or the glow of a burning pyre?
Why is it that I cannot utter it in words?
Tell me glorious angels of love:
What am I experiencing in uncountable
moments of indescribable inner comfort?


Shivering in your presence
I shall long to dance with you.

If the dark souls lead you to Hades
I will dance and dance with you
even in the nether world.

We shall dance soft and then wild.
We shall dance together
as one body and soul
and break the fetters of hell
through love that emanates from our dance.

Dance so long and fine like a poem
until the Lords of the dark would faint.

Breaking the fetters of Hades
the white angels attired in beauty
shall fly down to pick you up on golden cradles
and carry you to the world of God.

So you will be free and fly away
from me into the world of the heavens
where angels shall kiss your sacred body.
You will be attired in gold and white
and in varied colors in tune
with the flowers of heaven.

Then you need no space to live and breathe.

Into that world of purity you will go
and I will be here on earth
dreaming of your joys with
the Heavenly spirits.

Shall I wait?

Shall I wait at dusk and dawn
in sobs and a heaving heart
with such desire and passion
to reach you one day
in your world of happiness.

(It is the belief that once your lady love dies before you, she has to go to the Hades and there she has to dance so fiercely and lovingly to make the Lords of Darkness faint and then she shall be free from the chains of hell.
Here the living lover is ready to go to hell to dance with her most fiercely and save her from the hell)

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Comments about If You Die Before Me by Dr. Antony Theodore

  • Wilma De Guzman (7/30/2016 9:01:00 AM)

    So poignant! I like it very much! Eternal love indeed! (Report) Reply

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  • Lovey Canlas Lovey Canlas (7/29/2016 11:47:00 PM)

    lovely...interesting...poignant...heartbreaking! (Report) Reply

  • Meh Ive Meh Ive (7/29/2016 6:00:00 AM)

    Awesomely amazing lines. Glad that I read this poem. Stay blessed. (Report) Reply

  • Pratap Roy (7/29/2016 4:37:00 AM)

    Nicely expressed the feeling of loneliness.
    Power of love is amply clear.
    God bless. ....P K Roy (Report) Reply

  • George Shadrack Kamanda George Shadrack Kamanda (7/28/2016 2:33:00 PM)

    Impressive! With my limited knowledge base in writing love poem, after reading your poem, I felt it embodies passionate word choices, ingrained use of rhythm and evidently, a sound and realistic voice! Bravo! (Report) Reply

  • Soumi Mukhopadhyay Soumi Mukhopadhyay (7/28/2016 12:40:00 PM)

    Lovely piece, till end...pain was felt...love with pain.. (Report) Reply

  • Soumi Mukhopadhyay Soumi Mukhopadhyay (7/28/2016 12:37:00 PM)

    Nice poem....lovely piece (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar Geetha Jayakumar (7/27/2016 6:50:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem from beginning till end. Feelings of love and pain expressed together.Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Rajib Kayastha Rajib Kayastha (7/27/2016 4:42:00 AM)

    love and sorrow and how it flows through pieces of metaphors Drums of the desert innocence feeling outline of the poem and beauty of nursing quality of love. very much expressed indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Sunday igwebuike Sunday igwebuike (7/25/2016 2:29:00 PM)

    I believe that the poem is echoing the power of love. That love is not just a school boy slang but an attitude, ammunication, community and life that span to eternity. The power of loving or in loving is transcendental. It is continual flow. Why? Because love is of the heart. Its root is spiritual which gives it bite. It is beyond our mortal ability to know the full extent of love. It is a good write linking us to the other side of the divide (the spirit world) especially at this age where it is fashionable to take any thing spiritual for a ride. (Report) Reply

  • Precious Antone Precious Antone (7/25/2016 1:03:00 PM)

    Love your poem it's so deep. To save his other half no matter what. love it. (Report) Reply

  • Aman.hussain200155@gmail.com Hussain (7/25/2016 5:03:00 AM)

    loved it. just dont have the words to describe. (Report) Reply

  • Pramodsai Thati (7/22/2016 12:18:00 PM)

    Loved it sir...touched my heart.. (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren Tapan M. Saren (7/21/2016 1:29:00 AM)

    Very very touching poetry sir.. (Report) Reply

  • Haleh Esmailian Haleh Esmailian (7/20/2016 4:00:00 PM)

    it reminds me of a poem by John Donne,
    my face in thy eyes, yours in thee..
    very pure and innocent... (Report) Reply

  • Theresa Avila (7/20/2016 1:13:00 PM)

    it is a very inspirable and very beautiful poem. thank u very much dear poet. (Report) Reply

  • Joseph David Oliver Joseph David Oliver (7/18/2016 6:54:00 AM)

    stunning....absolutely stunning! I LOVE THIS POEM! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu Elena Sandu (7/17/2016 10:03:00 PM)

    A wonderful creation, a stunning reading it I could almost feel my soul tremble. Very touching poem thank you for share! (Report) Reply

  • Khadija Islam Khadija Islam (7/16/2016 11:02:00 PM)

    Oh my good Lord! This poem is utterly beautiful! Already Reported Reply

  • Mohammad Jahoorul islam Mohammad Jahoorul islam (7/16/2016 2:33:00 PM)

    lover should be so for his lady love.. great! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 6, 2016


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