The Obvious Death
by Antriksh Sehgal
(Jammu and Kashmir, India)
Death, near by and watching us
Always around making no sound,
Unwanted and hated, still there
It's everywhere still nowhere found.
Death, having no preface and face
It's a suspense how you arrive
Obvious for all, desired by some
Your arrival, leaves us no more alive.
Death, everyone unwillingly waits for
It can't be cheated, can't be defeated
You take our prayers for a better day
Tell us how you should be treated.
Death, makes us leave our loved ones
We will meet the ones on other side
So why do we fear the pain of loneliness
When you take us on your dutiful ride.