TODAY -

On the threshold of grave

Kayamuddin Pukhrimayum *



Even in the broad daylight
Fear passes before you
O Grave!
The terrible site of human beings.

Finishing the brunt of life of two days
Ending up the prison sentence of the world
One day I also will return sure
Perceiving it as my real home.

My brothers, sisters, sons, grandsons
And friends all I have
Will see me off towards you
Changing all my dress to white colours
For sleeping on your place in this last journey.

I run so far as I despised you
My life is full of misdeeds
When I stood on your threshold
Can you expel me from sleep that time
O, kind Grave!
The terrible site of human beings.

Manipuri - Kabaristangi Thongjinda
Translated by: K Kulladhwaja




* Poem written by Kayamuddin Pukhrimayum for Hueiyen Lanpao
This poem was webcasted on May 02 2015.


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