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Friday, 1 August 2014

Epitaph

I go holding nothing in my hands, except the lines that determined my life
I pass with nothing in my heart except longing for eternal peace
I melt with no possession except the memories of my being
I return to earth with gratitude for letting me be in her bosom
I surrender to the ether with fragrance of love that I was bestowed with
I swim towards the infinite with no abhorrence for anybody
I surrender my desires and my attachments and my unfulfilled wishes
I embrace the vast emptiness

It’s a far better place I journey to than I have ever gone
It’s a far better rest that I go to than I have ever known

Remember me
Not for anything but for how I was one of you
Ordinary, passionate, dreamy
Guilty, scared and doubtful
I've known pleasure and pain
I've seen victory and despair
I've cherished love and suffered hatred
I've got and lost
I've suffered my mistakes

I have lived




24 comments:

  1. This explains a complete life in few sentence so very well written .. A piece of art I can say ...

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  2. Amazingly written Anupam, you couldn't have done it any more justice

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    1. I hope I have Ritika. Thanks for reading

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  3. Is this about coming to peace with what is, I wonder...

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    1. It is a statement of what my life would have been when I pass.
      Thanks for reading Nimi

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  4. Words couldn't be better......when it emerges from deep within....my wishes......great

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  5. क्या लिखते हैं आप!!! अदभुत

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  6. Excellent lines - a perfect mirror held against normal life

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  7. The last lines..."I have lived" is simple but so hauntingly deep. I won't be having an epitaph as I will pledge my organ and body.

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    1. Thanks for reading Datta. And what you plan to do is very noble.

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  8. This is very well written. I think it all comes down to making peace in the end, you can't have everything perfect all th time

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    1. Thanks Suyash. That is the message of my Epitaph

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  9. You always write straight from your heart--this one too is very touching.

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    1. Thanks Induji. It is so good to see you here again. Hope you are doing good.

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  10. Beautifully written, albeit with the flavour of pathos very prominent.

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  11. Beautifully written and with perfect ending!

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