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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 is an Assistant Poetry Editor at MookyChick(UK). Over 450+ works in journals including FIVE:2: ONE, Dime Show Review, Kissing Dynamite, Poetry Society of New York, etc.Three-time State-level Winner NJ Poetry Contest 2018/2019/2020, National level Winner Spring Robinson Prize, Finalist Pangolin Poetry Prize 2019, Adelaide Literary Award 2019. Currently co-editing an anthology celebrating 100 years of the suffrage movement in the US. Blogs at Megha's World.
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