What is left behind when we die

What is left behind when we die
but bone and dust

And kindness given and love
shared

From which other kindnesses
are born

And love expands from us
exponentially

Each death a gift of love
to the living

Life evolving in spirit as well
as matter

Which is as God intends
after all

- Irving Karchmar,  © June 2010

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8 Responses to What is left behind when we die

  1. pbsweeney says:

    Just brilliant. One of your best. You bring the breath to the right place, in perfect time. Love it!

  2. Crimsonsilk says:

    Mashallah, so beautiful and true.

  3. slpmartin says:

    Such a lovely sentiment in this poem…so well said.

  4. Very beautiful, Irving. This should be my favorite post of yours.

    Let us share love, and let them expand exponentially. That is how world peace is possible.

    :)

  5. ades says:

    subhannallah, beautifully inspiring! thanks for writing and sharing, Irving.. :)

  6. Irving says:

    Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

    Thank you all for the kind comments :) This poem is actually a further exploration of the previous post, Meditation on Death:

    http://darvish.wordpress.com/2010/04/09/meditation-on-death/

    Love indeed lives after us, in those we touched and the kindnesses we have shown; and the recipients of that love and kindness are hopefully also inspired to spread them toward others, and those toward still more others, so that our love and kindness becomes a wave, and lives on after our death, adding to the spiritual evolution of humankind.

    Ya Haqq!

  7. Lat says:

    So beautiful,MashAllah!

  8. Achelois says:

    You have given a soul to death with your beautiful words, brother Irving!

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