By Tasneem Hossian
Before my Curtain is Drawn Do not shed tears when I am gone. Give me a moment now, before my curtain is drawn. Stay with me for a while, Sit silently by my side. Take my hands in your hands, Let me rest on your shoulder. Talk to me with your sweetest words. Smile at me with your eyes, twinkling stars. Let me listen to your whispering heart, Engraved will remain these moments. If you cry, when I am gone with My life’s curtain already drawn, What meaning would it hold for me? How will I know that you cared for me? How will I tell you what you meant to me? Let these moments of love be an eternity. Come sit beside me and love me now. If you love me, then make me this vow: You won’t cry when I am gone, For you will never be alone. I will be with you -- very near, Wiping away all your tears. Do not shed tears when I am gone. Give me a moment now, before my curtain is drawn.
Tasneem Hossain is a multilingual poet, columnist, op-ed columnist and training consultant. She is the Director of Continuing Education Centre, Bangladesh.
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