We are a company of words,
With no beginning and no end.
We are formed by the thoughts of men,
And we live on their breath.
We are the songs we sing,
The stories we tell,
The books we read, and the poems we write.
We are the dreams we dream,
And the hopes we hold dear.
We are the language of love,
And the language of hate.
We are the language of war,
And the language of peace.
We are the language of life,
And the language of death.
We are the language of the human heart,
And the language of the universe.
We are a company of words,
And we are all we have.
So let us use our words wisely,
And make them a force for good.
आत्मा शाश्वत है,
न कभी जन्म लेती है,
न कभी मरती है।
वह अविनाशी है,
वह देह में रहती है,
पर देह नहीं है।
वह मन में रहती है,
पर मन नहीं है।
वह बुद्धि में रहती है,
पर बुद्धि नहीं है।
वह आत्मा है,
Her oceans rise, her lands divide,
Nature’s wrath awakened from slumber deep,
Yet still we ravage her body,
Blind to her agony, deaf to her plea.
Greed drives us to exploit her wealth,
Ignoring her fragile health,
Disregarding warnings left unheard,
Bringing forth her slow decay and death.
Now she screams in tormented cries,
Her tears fall as acid rain,
Earth bleeds as we ignore her pain,
Unknowingly signing her own fate.
Caress my soul, and you shall see
A darkness that runs rampant with glee
It never sleeps, though I call it to bed
The sullen darkness within my head
Life’s a canvas, painted blind
Brush strokes from a saddened mind
Tears are my portion, paradoxically sublime
Ears ever listening for death’s beckoning chime
Sullen darkness, a constant companion
Haunting my thoughts, like a never-ending canyon
A void that can’t be filled, an emptiness that won’t subside
A sadness that can’t be denied, a darkness that won’t hide
My soul cries out for a glimmer of light
A hope that will guide me through the darkest night
But the darkness persists, a shadow that won’t recede
A constant reminder of the pain, that my soul does feed
Death’s beckoning chime, ever in my ear
A call to escape the darkness, to end my fear
But I hold on, to the hope that one day
The darkness will lift, and the light will have its way.
Come one, come all, to the coffin party,
Celebrate the life of this departed entity.
Come with dancing shoes and singing voices,
For this is a time for joy, not for sorrow.
The deceased is no longer in pain,
Their spirit is free to roam and play.
So let us raise a glass to their memory,
And toast to a life well-lived.
Death’s door, dark and daunting
Dreadful dreams, daunting desires
Dancing demons, daunting dangers
Drowning deep, dreadful darkness
Eerie echoes, endless emptiness
Endless expanse, eerie emptiness
Eternal end, endless emptiness
Enveloping emptiness, eternal end
Gone girl, gone girl, where did you go?
Vanished into thin air, none seem to know.
A mystery surrounds your sudden flight,
Leaving behind a trail of confusion and fright.
The search is on, the clues are few,
Everyone wonders what happened to you.
Did you leave on your own or were you taken away?
The answer to this question seems to sway.
Detectives are working hard day and night,
To find the truth and bring back the light.
Until then, we wait with bated breath,
Hoping for news of your safe return, or at least a hint of death.
When we’re dead, we’ll be at rest,
Our bodies in the earth, our souls abreast,
No more worries, no more pain,
Only peace and quiet will remain.
Our memories will linger on,
In the hearts of those we’ve known,
But as time goes by, they too will fade,
Like a distant dream that’s been mislaid.
Yet, in the grand scheme of things,
Our lives were just fleeting blings,
A mere speck in eternity’s vast expanse,
A reminder of life’s transient dance.
All our ancestors are uniting,
Their legacy, we are rewriting.
Their wisdom, we are reciting,
Their struggles, we are fighting.
From every corner of the earth,
We hear their voices and their mirth.
Their stories of death and birth,
Remind us of our intrinsic worth.
Their blood runs through our veins,
Their triumphs alleviate our pains.
Their losses fuel our gains,
Their love forever sustains.
In this ancestral unity,
We find purpose and community.
A divine opportunity,
To honor their legacy with impunity.
We all know that one day we will die
That our time on earth is limited
That we cannot escape our fate or lie
That death is the final end
But how do we live with this knowledge?
How do we face the unknown?
How do we cope with the fear and rage?
How do we make our lives our own?
Perhaps the answer is to cherish each moment
To love and laugh and learn and grow
To make the most of every present
To leave a legacy that will show.
Death, the end to my pain,
The darkness that will set me free,
A release from this mortal coil,
And a chance to finally be.
I’ve suffered for so long,
And the pain just won’t subside,
But in death, I’ll find my peace,
And all my troubles will subside.
It’s not a choice I make lightly,
But one that I’ve come to embrace,
For in death, I’ll find my solace,
And leave behind this troubled place.
So when I close my eyes for the last time,
I’ll do so with a smile,
Knowing that in death, I’ll find my rest,
And leave behind this earthly trial.
Guns and swords, weapons of war,
Instruments of death and pain,
Tools that we use to settle scores,
And leave our enemies slain.
They’re symbols of our strength and might,
Of our will to fight and win,
But they’re also the cause of so much strife,
And the reason that wars begin.
For every gun and sword we forge,
Another life is lost,
Another mother’s heart is broken,
Another soul is tossed.
And yet we cling to them so tightly,
These weapons that we wield,
As if they are the only answer,
The only way to make things yield.
But there must be a better way,
A path that’s paved with peace,
Where guns and swords are laid aside,
And strife and hatred cease.
For in the end, it’s not the weapons,
That make us strong and brave,
It’s the love and compassion we show,
To the world that we hope to save.
My Faith Will Grow Stronger
My faith will grow stronger, with every passing day,
In your love, I find my way,
A love that’s pure, a love that’s true,
A love that’s meant for me and you.
With every step, with every breath,
Our love will grow, beyond life and death,
In your arms, I find my peace,
A place where my worries cease.
My faith will grow stronger, with every beat of my heart,
In your love, I find my start,
A love that’s real, a love that’s true,
A love that’s meant for me and you.
Life, fleeting as a breath, a fleeting flame,
A journey short and sweet, with twists and turns,
Through highs and lows, we play life’s fickle game,
As time speeds by, we watch the seasons turn.
And death, the final act that we must face,
The end of all we know, and all we’ve done,
We leave behind a world that we did grace,
Our legacy, our memory, linger on.
So let us live each day as if the last,
And cherish all the moments that we share,
For life is but a shadow that is cast,
And death, the curtain closing on life’s fair.
But in the end, we’ll find our peace at last,
In death, a journey to a world beyond compare.
The moon casts its eerie light,
Shrouding the night in its eerie sight.
The shadows creep and crawl,
As the vampire’s bed awaits its thrall.
A dark and ancient energy stirs,
Though the room is filled with a chill.
The aroma of blood and death pervades,
As if the walls themselves had made a pact.
The sheets are cold and icy,
A reminder that this is no paradise.
A creature of the night awaits,
Its hunger for blood will not abate.
The night fades away with the sun’s light,
And the vampire’s bed is left in its plight.
Until the dark night returns,
It shall remain in the shadows, forlorn.
Of all the things that we may see,
None compare to nature’s beauty.
From mountains tall to oceans deep,
It’s wonders we must stop and keep.
The rustling leaves upon the trees,
The gentle sway of summer’s breeze.
The chirping birds and buzzing bees,
All come together in sweet harmony.
The colors of the setting sun,
The stars that twinkle, one by one.
The moon that shines so bright and clear,
These sights are ones we hold so dear.
And so wander, far and wide,
Exploring all of nature’s side.
With every step and every breath,
We find in nature, life and death.
So let us take a moment’s pause,
And appreciate these wondrous cause.
For in these sights we find our peace,
And in these wonders, our release.
You inspired with your every breath,
And in your soaring you found no death,
For in your living you found your might,
And in your dying, you found your flight.
I think you told a lie today
about the shadow on your mind.
I think you plan to die today,
and leave these follies far behind.
I wish you would write me a song,
and ink the truth within its verse.
Happy or sad, it’s fine, so long
as this does not end in a hearse.
© VishalDutia 2023
I hang myself from your every word,
swinging beneath the phrases as you
spit your truth,
molding it with your hands into
Suffering death after death as I read you.
The facade crumbling as those words
seep deeply into me.
Teaching that I am my own
Longing for those same hands to etch
your poetry across my body.
Left aching and hard, hoping you glimpse
a softer soul within me.
If only I could pour my words upon yours,
creating by way of some mystical
flesh intertwined, blooming flowers
of pleasure, watered by desire,
shining brighter than the sun.
Still, I walk the razor’s edge of forever
but a stones throw away from never.
I would leap from it all
and cast myself to the abyss
if but for a chance to land in your…
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Leaves will fall inevitably
And one day we will fall too
A fallen leaf will wilt away
Eventually, our bodies will decay
The sunlight can not always save the day
But that is okay
For in our dreams we will escape
Escape our lives
And escape the pain
Death will come in time
But not today
For tomorrow I know
I will see your face
It’s funny how fast you think life goes
Until you realize how slow it really is
So much time of ours is wasted
Life expectancies should be changed
Not for how many years we were alive
But for how many we spent actually living them
I spend so many days feeling that I am not alive
Maybe that would make my life expectancy low
I don’t fear death
I fear living
Because in time everything will go
The rain doesn’t always fall
But I’m too busy falling
Trying to call your name
But my mouth is not even working
Please rain again
so my dreams can shine
I could bleed so beautifully
If my blood was not made of wine
I see death as I see life
I write what my mind can’t tell myself
I don’t know what I would do if I was blind
This Earth can be so horrid
But on this paper I can call it Hell
For every time the rain falls
I know I will fall again.
Love drove My Heart,
on a Hell of a Ride.
It washed down My Ego
and also some Pride.
Last Night as I read,
Her Scarlet Letters of Love.
As Grey Clouds kept passing,
in the Skies Above.
I searched for one Letter,
which mentioned My Heart.
A Caption that Read
“Till Death does Us Apart”
I ripped that Letter
and tore every single Word.
I screamed Her Name,
but it wasn’t even Heard.
Darkness grows Darker,
when shadows fall My Way.
As memories of My last Love,
simply fails to fade Away.
Death whispers your name..
s o f t l y
Across the valley of youth.
Grim truth, unseen realities, strange longing disguised
The Herald of betrayal spill down your blood…
A b r u p t l y
Your screams travel nowhere in the hearse
you’ll never see my flooding tears
Time tickle to gather all those faces
They’re drifting in the ancient remanant
along with your palsied testimony
H u s h
The pain you get is ‘not’ the pain you owe.
//What’s real anymore ?//
When I’m gone
Will you at least be alone
Mourning a loss
As we sure were close
Hearts beat as one
And we had fun
Being together forever
Was just a dream, but never
Closing of eyes for the final blow
Feeling a loss of us, it show
The future might be so bleak
Without me in it
Once I used to live at peace,
There came two invaders love and loss.
Put me through hell, left me in ruins.
It came to an end but all at a cost.
Since then, there’s a war within me,
It is for me yet against myself.
I’m too humble to break down,
But too proud to submit and ask for help.
It is a war between my heart and mind,
Both are aware that their fate is entwined.
Mind throws spears of practical things,
Heart keeps dodging, flying on imaginary wings.
Not seeking God for resolution or any guidance.
No human can assist me with my own defiance.
All I see is chaos and turmoil,
It doesn’t seem to end, no matter the toil.
I wander deep into the abyss of destruction,
I no longer care who’s going to win.
It seems it’ll only end when I do,
Maybe I had committed the worst of sins.
Suicide is for weak but death is not my fear.
No more tears to shed, it feels my end is near.
I’ll die naturally in this war within me,
Just as a soldier sets his own soul free.
There are two different worlds now.
The one I see when I look
at the screen
and the one where birds sing.
I feel as if the world
would end sometimes
and my mind forgets
the meaning of living
but the shadow is under
Somehow forever is
the place of technology.
The glow is what
separates us though
we think connection
Pain and death are
not what we expect.
It happens all the time.
Just like the rain,
tomorrow and today;
Endless is the Universe
talking to me like a dream.
I don’t understand why
it was but I’m going to
sleep again tonight;
I can be whatever you want.
What has the power to destabilise the economy;
shut down schools;
put millions of people under lockdown; inspire people to buy inordinate amounts of toilet paper;
wish they had never gone on that cruise and cause global uncertainty, fear and mayhem.
Yet is invisible to the naked eye, inaudible, cannot be per se physically touched and is borderline between living and non living?
That you had to die
Even more so
Because it was me who
Had held the knife
The way you screamed
When your stomach
Your heart was racing
In a fear unspoken
Your breathing was slim,
For your lungs would not open
Blood paints the walls
And I take a taste
Someday maybe I
Will share the same fate
You might’ve seen me walking along the road
Long golden curls, headed for home
Soft blue dress, with little orange flowers
Hopping in puddles from April’s rain showers
Or you might’ve seen my face plastered all over town
Missing child posters “NOT BEEN FOUND”
Amber alerts, sirens blare
No one really knew me, but suddenly they all care
Maybe I’m locked in a basement, or wrapped up in a sheet
But you came to your conclusion when you found a retainer full of teeth
Flowers growing in the cracks in the ground
No one heard my screams, because I didn’t make a sound
Where is she? Where is she? Is there any more? I’m just right above you, under this dirt floor
Have you seen me? Can you hear me? I’ve been scratching for days
He told me that he loved me, but I didn’t want to play
My dress is buried in the mud, as are my locks of hair
And if you look a little closer, you’ll find some child bones growing there
He tasted my pigtails every day, suckled all the sweetness
Told me they tasted just like cotton candy peaches
I tried to get away, I tried and tried but to no avail
He knew I was a liar, when I said I wasn’t a tattle tale
I dreamt of mommy’s kisses when she would tuck me in my bed
It’s always the big girl thing to do, instead of cry and beg
I saw little stars dancing around my head
As his grip squeezed tighter around my little neck
He buried me fairly softly, gave me a kiss goodnight
Wrapped me up in plastic bags and turned out all the lights
The earth is my pillow and my room is the sky
Don’t ask any questions because he won’t say why
Have you seen me? I think it was too late
You did not get to see me, until I met my fate.
TRIGGER WARNING: this was inspired by a very tragic kidnapping case that I saw on the news.
My cries won’t be heardBut these words I screamWill be seenthese words will remainBut I will be dustAnd ashes blown by a gustOf wind in the nightOf your once so called lovely sightI miss you everydayAnd I wish there was any wayI can reach you partnerBut my soul has deadMy body has leftI’ve come to face my deathI’m away on a strange questmy heart criesMy soul bleeds infiniteI love the sight of me and you in itthis wasn’t my dreamThe death of a joint soulWishing to grow oldit’s sad how we part ways in the coldHear me nowHear me loud and clearMy last words to youMy DearI am not farI am hereI am nearNear you