Tuesday, July 4, 2017

JH Sayyar's Sonnets

Tears float in eyes when great men fly to the sky
Angels hail them in Heaven with cordial open hearts
God’s blessings on their heads when great men die!
Neither holy men are eaten by worms not shrink parts
Muhammad Ali’s death leaves behind thousands of cries
Of family, friends and fans coming from sundry lands
Walking behind the burial weeping with sobs and sighs
He was great but could not defeat death by mighty hands
Do not mourn over Ali’s death but we all forget death!
Great souls fly to Heaven leaving behind the dust frame
To be eaten by earthworms, yea! Mortal is human breath
Life: nothing but between fate and chance a pretty game

Do not make body cute worms’ food but make great soul
Bodies go to dust but greatest souls go in Heaven to carol