Off the Shelf, Poetry Thursdays
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Circle of Life

Screams. Tears. Despair.

A sense of sadness in the atmosphere.

Loss that cuts so deep,

Leaves you wondering how your body will sleep.

Then the loneliness kicks in,

Sending your mind into a tailspin.

Watching the angelic eyes you once woke up to.

Lifeless, dim, no longer the same shade of blue.

You hear the words, “time of death: 12:01”

Followed by deafening silence as you’re about to run…

Until you hear some loud cries in the next room,

A new life, fresh out of the womb.

And in the middle of your grief and strife,

You realize that you witnessed the circle of life.

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Kavita Ramnath (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Kavita is a first year medical student at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, OH class of 2025. In 2017, she graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences She enjoys exercising, cooking and reading in her free time. After graduating medical school, Kavita would like to pursue a career in emergency medicine or anesthesiology.