Public Condolences – A Poem

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Public Condolences – A Poem

I am not good at giving public condolences, or just condolences,
Whereas If I have to, I can write hundreds of pages
Describing death, life, futility of being and non-being
But it never satisfies me.
All time I think how lame, preposterous, artificial they are…
My empty clichés – I doubt on them.
Would they do any good?
Would they bring any positive energy?
As this is what we expect from words.
And
Does this matter?
Corrupt leaders do it.
Celebrities, film stars too.
I am in none of these categories.
If a friend of mine goes through a loss,
I try to refrain from saying a word in sympathy,
I would let him weep, go through the sorrow for a day or two
After that I would offer him a trip, lunch or dinner
And would talk everything, but not the loss.
~ Ravi
Note- The poem here talks about the hypocrisy of giving public condolences, and it talks about how the poet himself tackles such situation. The views here are totally subjective and don’t represent a general truth. Everyone has his/her own unique experience. Thank you.
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