Geetha Jayakumar

Silver Star - 7,536 Points (Kerala Palakkad)

A Lovely Bride On Way To Funeral!


I often tell my beloved,
Please adorn me with beautiful,
Jasmine flowers.
Like a lovely bride, I should look.
Once, I had long shining silky hair,
And I loved to wear jasmine flowers,
But I cut my hair short.
But don't be stingy
Tuck jasmine flowers only, in my hair.
Cover me with kanjeepuram sari only,
Else I will question you.
As I love to look today,
Like a beautiful bride.
Cover me with full of fragrance,
As I love perfumes,
My eyes to be beautifully drawn with,
Eye Liner.
Of course, be careful as it may hurt me too.
No lipstick as I don't like.
Yeah but scented talcum powder would be fine for me.
And one big bindi on my forehead.
And a small sandal wood paste on top of it.
I should look like a beautiful bride.
Ain't I?

Don't wake up the bride.
She is in her deep sleep....
Let her sleep!

Note..In this poem, I portrayed a scene of a woman whose husband fulfils her last death wishes. Like a bride she was decorated and taken for funeral. Thats why I said last lines...let her sleep...

©ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY GEETHA JAYAKUMAR 2014
© 2014.

Geetha Jayakumar.

Submitted: Friday, September 13, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 31, 2014

Topic of this poem: death


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Note..In this poem, I portrayed a scene of a woman whose husband fulfils her last death wishes. Like a bride she was decorated and taken for funeral. Thats why I said last lines...let her sleep...

Comments about this poem (A Lovely Bride On Way To Funeral! by Geetha Jayakumar )

  • Gold Star - 22,957 Points Akhtar Jawad (8/11/2014 2:21:00 PM)

    I have seen many times during my childhood, when a suhagan (a woman whose husband is alive) died she was made a bride before her funeral. That is one of the beauties of Indian culture. You have nicely painted a picture of this centuries old tradition. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 24 Points Sudama Panigrahi (7/2/2014 2:59:00 AM)

    Ah, funeral...how painful for the hubby and at the same time...how mournfully joyous to bid adieu to her fulfilling her last wishes. Pathos......tears...in abundance. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 214 Points Chris G. Vaillancourt (5/8/2014 11:12:00 AM)

    Wonderful way with words (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 104 Points Yash Shinde (4/21/2014 10:46:00 AM)

    .........a touching poem Geetha mam, the tradition of adorning a bride before her last ride, is to celebrate her happiness of dying married.........................an indeed soulful write
    ...........Its really sad to adorn your wife with jewels, and put her in hands of fire........... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,601 Points Lyn Paul (3/31/2014 6:52:00 AM)

    Hello Geetha I have seen many beautiful people sleeping peacefully in their casket. I used to sing to them all when I polished their caskets, just them and I in the room. I often wondered if they were wanting to say Do you mind not singing....... As always I love your words Geetha (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 32 Points Vijay Sai R (2/21/2014 4:08:00 AM)

    emotional flow of words...touchingly poised (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,344 Points Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (2/21/2014 2:34:00 AM)

    Let her sleep an eternal sleep and bridal beauty shines in deference to her wish..........Geetha........a very touching
    poem indeed................... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Dr.tony Brahmin (2/12/2014 11:20:00 AM)

    very much feminine Geetha, thank you .....Cover me with full of fragrance, liked this line very much. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,379 Points Rohit Sapra (9/22/2013 4:48:00 AM)

    Emotions are so beautifully expressed through these verses. It really is worth reading. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,192 Points Kanniappan Kanniappan (9/15/2013 10:13:00 AM)

    Don't make us to cry for the beautiful bride! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,268 Points Neela Nath (9/14/2013 4:47:00 AM)

    Very beautiful poem Geetha. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 38,094 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/13/2013 9:11:00 PM)

    feminine desire with lovely words arranged nicely thank you (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 27,404 Points Gajanan Mishra (9/13/2013 9:00:00 PM)

    beautiful poem, I like it, thanks for this. (Report) Reply

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