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The Cemetery Guard

              Thoughts carry me to new horizons
              in search of soulful happiness                            Vinod Narayanan
              today I am a Cemetery Guard who assures
              the rest of peace to our beloved ones.

              The guard knows that eyes of lives are

              He said morning to a gentleman
              yesterday, now he has to dig the grave
              and say goodbye.

              The life he see with his own eyes
              becomes a stage for artists to perform and
              leave when they are told to.
              As the rest of us he didn't know he was
              also an actor.
                                                                                      Vinod Narayanan,
              His nights are sleepless with haunting                     a former IT Professional and a law graduate
              odour of rotten flowers                                     is currently working as a freelance article
              "like the flowers rot, the love for                          contributor for 'The New Indian Express'
                                                                                and 'India Forward' magazine.
              someone here
              will rot" he pondered.

              The guard envy most of his accompanied
              since people cry for them and kiss on the
              forehead before let them turn into dust
              He has no one to smile or cry for him.

              Dew on top of graves in morning are
              the only scenic beauty he has
              the dews talk to him saying we are better
              the fake tears of living people for dead.

              The guard is a contended being, since he
              is the only soulful creature amidst the
              dead souls

              His soul is at peace even before death
              he knows a secret...
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