Death – The Morbid Visitor

Death came to visit us after several years

It trampled upon our healed souls,

It trod upon the bed of long dried tears;

Death knocked gently on our door

It came in disguise,

It shattered our happiness into smithereens

It cut us down to size;

Death came piggy-backed

On a seasonal flu,

It caught us unawares

It hit us without a clue;

Death soft-footed into our home

As a short term visitor,

It played with our little angel

A friend it found in her;

Death made a sharp, swift exit

It bid us a hurried goodbye,

It snuffed out the life from a dear one

And left us with a lifetime to cry;

The little time death stayed with us

It messed up with our mind,

It looted the treasures of joyful living

Making peace so difficult to find;

Death robbed us of our dancing shoes

It took away our singing voice,

Heartache, misery, pity, dejection

Left each of these as our only choice;

Death see-sawed in our heart

Swinging between hope and fear,

It plucked away what we loved the most

When a minute back they breathed so near;

Death put up with us

Like a difficult guest,

It brought gifts of dread and distress

And left them pounding in our chest;

Death punished us for believing

From our loved ones we’d never part,

In the game of faith and despair

It dealt us the gloomiest card;

Death snatched away what belonged to us

Carrying it to a land beyond,

It saddened the place in our heart

That was filled with feelings so fond;

In spite of being unwelcome

Death behaved well with us,

It went away with composure and grace

It left without much of a fuss;

Now, the million pieces of our bereft life

We faintly attempt to pick,

Death should you choose to visit us again

Take us away with you this time

And do be quick.

L. Aruna Dhir
L. Aruna Dhirhttp://www.larunadhir.blogspot.com
L. Aruna Dhir is a recognized and national-poll winning Corporate Communications Specialist and Writer. Currently, she is a Feature Writer for ehotelier.com and Columnist with Hospitality.Net – the world’s two highest-ranked Hospitality publications. Aruna is also an avid blogger and a published poet; with two anthologies to her credit. Her writings appear in several national and international publications. A seasoned hotelier, with over 20 years of experience with some of India and Asia's top hotel brands, Aruna’s industry writings are syndicated to the finest global hospitality bodies and used as references in case studies and hotel schools. As an industry expert, Aruna has launched brands, developed training modules, created standardization dockets on business communication and written manuals. Aruna has been engaged in freelance work for Doordarshan – the Indian National Television, All India Radio, and Times FM. Aruna also serves on the Board of Association of Emerging Leaders Dialogues (AELD), a front-running Commonwealth Body that works towards developing leaders and influencers of tomorrow, with Princess Anne as its international President. An All- India level topper in her Public Relations course, Aruna has represented India to a select group of opinion-makers in the United States, as a Cultural Ambassador under the aegis of Rotary International. She has also participated in the IXth Commonwealth Study Conference held in Australia and chaired by Princess Anne. L. Aruna Dhir is the first-ever Creative Writer for the Indian greeting cards giant – ARCHIES Greetings and Gifts Ltd. She is the only person in India to have contributed original verses and have her byline on the cards. In her official and personal capacity L. Aruna Dhir has and continues to work on several social awareness projects – People for Animals, Earthquake Relief, National Blind Association, PETA, WSPA, Change.org, Friendicoes to name a few. www.luckyaruna.blogspot.com
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Some very powerful Ink thank for sharing (from Larry Tyler

Bharat Mathur

A remarkably poignant rendition of the ultimate truth in all our lives!
Thank you, Aruna Ji, for the poetic narration of a devastating event!

Maria Lehtman

Beautiful and touching, Aruna! I remember when I was young and went through such an experience, it felt very much like the sudden finite experience you describe here. Nothing in the world and within me was the same again. It took me years to wrap my head around what had happened.

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