Monday, July 31, 2006

Your Beautiful Symphony

What do I tell your brother
He’s angry
Frayed around the edges
His beard hasn’t seen a razor
He thinks his is of no matter
Yours he wanted gray

Cheated of what would have been
Not for him, but for you

I want to tell him that
While your three decades
Suggest an unfinished symphony
In truth you conducted every note
Long before your time
You took life in
With a full embrace

The ones old in their beds
Hear cacophonies
You knew all that they
Know in their ripe age

We’ll stumble through
Listening for your opus

For now, though,
The time is slow
And our pain
Still crude
Raw and bitter

- Hema


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bond between you three brothers is ever eternal.You will meet again. The tears just don't stop for beloved Anuj.

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A beautful poem for a truly beautful person. Anuj's symphony speaks so well of his calm, his composure and the way in which his life inspires others. We all will strive to be better people because of him. -Chaitanya

8:34 PM  
Blogger In Memory of Anuj said...

Ruby and Chaitanya,

Thank you for posting your beautiful thoughts on Anuj. This poem accurately captures how we are all feeling right now.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Meena said...

This poem was so beautiful. I read it over and over again. His symphony will play on forever in our hearts because music is said to be the speech of angels.

11:01 AM  

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