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To Dust

By Ananya Iyer



Here resides my sarcophagus,

Carved from the stones of loss,

I had made it for myself.


Embellished it with the past,

And I lay there as a whole.


I could never achieve much,

With this awareness of mine.


Now that I lay in peace,

I feel a great fulfilment.


Every concept of my being,

Has turned opalescent.


Who could understand me now?

Now that I have gone away,

Into this vast nothingness.



The tears have run dry,

What is there to cry about now?

As I have become sheared with death.


Here resides my life,

It is impossible to die,

As I have become death myself,

And who knows of themselves?


I must ask you, my friends,

What do you think about me?

Give me some insight!


For I am perched atop the world!

I see it all, I see it all,

I laugh maniacally at it all!


And I understand nothing!

I languish with my deathly being,

Who could hurt me now?

I have turned to nothing.


By Ananya Iyer



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Srinivasan R
Srinivasan R
Nov 12, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Very soulful

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UMA R
UMA R
Oct 15, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

You are awesome Ananya

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Smitha Kr
Smitha Kr
Oct 15, 2023

Wonderfully written with vast vocabulary!!

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Lalitha Sathish
Lalitha Sathish
Oct 12, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Your choice of words is commendable. Great work Ananya

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CM Chandramouli
CM Chandramouli
Sep 22, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

The last 4 lines were ethereal, usage of words and closing every line shows the writer's proficiency in handling it precisely.

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