‘The Masterplan’ – A poem by Dr Arkanil Gain

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The Indian Association of Palliative Care celebrated this year’s World Poetry Day by publishing ‘A symphony of Words: A collection of poems‘ penned by our very own friends from the palliative care community. We continue to share a poem, each week, for our friends to enjoy!

The poem for this week, Poem #4 of 25..


‘The Masterplan’, by Dr Arkanil Gain from New Delhi

Are you dying on the silver mirror?
Reflecting upon the scars of error.
Tell me what you have dug in,
Giving away all the clumsy terror.

Knotted around the breath you speak,
Choking upon the needs you dream,
Life is nothing less than the unfair game,
Where the heroes die without shame.

Where the empty crowd lies,
Where the tragedy cries.
Beyond the sparks of hopes and dreams,
We are all faded, we are all added.

Will you become a nasty star?
Are you part of the masterplan?
Who knows, who saw the shape of life,
After the soul escapes and the dead eyes dive.

So let’s pretend we are all alive
as long as the universe remains calm and naïve.

About the poet:

Dr Arkanil Gain is a Junior Resident (MD Palliative Medicine) at the Department of Onco-Anaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, Dr BRAIRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.


To read poems from the entire collection, please click here.

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