Death #Q203

Do we know when and from where it’d stem?
Does it spare a life even if (s)he were a gem?
Memory of the departed stays back as a totem.
Their souls leave us, but we never leave them.

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Madness #Q182

Mankind has seen a lot of them: Gunas*, Yuhannas**, McMurphys***
trying to spread love, happiness, cheer, innocence, truth and peace.
Fail to know them does the world; calls them mindless; deems them mad.
Yet pursues many a pointless thing, many an illusion, many a fad.

 

*- Guna, a movie by Kamal Hassan

**- Yuhanna, a character from “Nymphs of the Valley” by Kahlil Gibran

***- McMurphy, a principal character from the novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest“, which was later made into a movie