|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 6 | Page : 930
Amidst the embers
Department of Neurology, Neo Hospital, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Date of Submission||02-Jun-2021|
|Date of Acceptance||03-Jun-2021|
|Date of Web Publication||17-Dec-2021|
Department of Neurology, Neo Hospital, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Garg D. Amidst the embers. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2021;24:930
There is no silence in the world
As profound as the silence
That follows defeat.
A defeat that occurs often
Despite a cacophony of chest thrusts, oxygen, adrenaline
Attempting to retain life.
But death- it lies alone, pale, unbelievably still
Wreathed in tubes, wires, exhaustion
Quiet amidst the ruins
Of a collective failure to revive.
This silence is missing, it has gone rogue
It does not think to stay
To give us a moment
To say a goodbye, a fare-thee-well,
to the dearest departed
There is only endless noise
Vivid jagged noise
Crackling amidst the embers
Rising up howling like flames
Clawing its way in instantly
At the precise moment of departure
Demanding that bed, that ventilator, that oxygen.
What is grief?
It is a deep long internal silence
It is a lonesome cold star
Twinkling at its own frequency
In a vast black sky.
Where is that grief?
Grief is a strange new infernal noise
Which roars and clangs
And like wildfire, it swirls everywhere.
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