Contemporary Literary Review India | eISSN 2394-6075 | Vol 4, No 4: CLRI November 2017

Pooja Ramesh Surve

The Dead Man’s Closet


The dead man woke from his closet

And looked around with hopeful eyes

He had got a chance to see life again

How could he not thank his skies?

He walked around a bit awkward at first

And then galloped like a horse

He ran, he yelled, he laughed, he cried

Finally after long he was out of the bars

He finally saw hordes of men

With this greatest gift called life with them

Dragging her listless all along

With no meaning, no purpose, no higher aim

They had taken life so much for granted

They had forgotten to live to earn a living

They planned to live later forgetting one truth

Death is a certainty, life is just a fling

Not wanting to become a living dead

The dead man returned to his grave

He slept peacefully knowing the other side

He wouldn’t gain much by being alive

Pooja Ramesh Surve is a post-graduate from Mumbai University and has been working as a market researcher for the last 6 years.

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