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Journey's end

C Y Gopinath 1952 (Kottayam)

Cast not a shadow as you enter.
Leave not a ripple as you leave.
Go whisperless into the wind;
Stir neither sadness nor peace.
No hand-made monument must mark your place,
Nor kindnesses leave others beholden.
Go as you came, amidst wonder and wailing
Look back not once in your passing.

Touch not the longing as you enter,
And leave without grieving as you leave.
The journeys are over, the seeds were all sown,
No anthem for those you bereave.
And if you were loving, then hold not to that,
And if you were loved, let that go.
Now you will be starlight and you will be mud,
Be body, be breath, be no more.
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Submitted by Humbird on February 07, 2021

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C Y Gopinath

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