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Ashes To Ashes

written by: Megha Sood

@meghasood16

 

Ashes to ashes
dust to dust
we all are made up from this
and in them finally, we rest
we learn the lessons from the
untrammeled thoughts in our
in our resplendent minds and
savor the ambrosial
presence of the divine around us

We were conceived as a star dust
and living on the edge
testing out limits
filled with ego and disgust

We create this shiny visage
to flaunt and glimmer in
the darkest of the days
praying under our
bated breath
for the
savior to come and
save our grace.

We are living
our life in a denial
turning our back to the truth and
rubbing the ashes of
anger, hurt and pain
on our soul
making it so
impure and vile.

We built our empires
great cities and
magical towns
crushing and crumbling the
the hopes of the
lesser and
downtrodden ones

Running blindly towards this
blinding light
and try to cheat the death
a lifetime spent in denial
and mistrust.

Conceived as a miracle
and living on the
edges of desires and fame
No matter
how much you
run and hide
you will be returned
to ashes
and the same.

Megha Sood

Megha Sood

Megha Sood lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. She is also a contributing author at GoDogGO Cafe, Candles Online, Whisper and the Roar and Poets Corner.
Her works have been featured in GoDogGoCafe, Whisper and the Roar, Duane Poetree, Visual Verse, Poets Corner, Modern poetry, Spillwords Press, Indian periodicals, Literary heist, Little Rose Magazine, Cafe Writer's Magazine, The Quiet Corner, Vita Brevis, Modern Literature, and coming up in Poethead and many more.
She recently won the 1st prize in NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Mental Health Poetry contest. She blogs at Megha's World.
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