Deva De Silva

Final Union - Poem by Deva De Silva

Gods receive no praise at your final earthly union
People you loved visibly marked
Pained and holed
Reluctant to let you go.
You are loved in your kindness
Treasured in the stories told
Your strength drawn from a memory immortal
A flowing river of lives you have marked…
The rising dust and the hustling wind
Veil your presence from my sight
When you are laid to rest silently
In a sunny patch of the burial grounds
No stars shooting out of cannons
No guns blazing or shiny swards held high
No angels descending from heavens to sing
Just the whispered hum of your loved ones
Greying statues and decaying headstones
Stand against the brittle grass rising tall
An old Bodhi tree gracing its shade
The backdrop of your eternal home
Your spirit left behind, hovers among us
Consoling, reluctant to leave yet
Your scent, laughs, and the loving embraces
To gain strength from - time after time
It is about accepting life's end,
It is depleted being replenished,
It is letting life run its course
Witnessing your goodness at its best
I let you go at this destined place
A nonexistent, whimsical god will not be hailed,
Or be praised when you are laid to rest
All my praise and prayers go to you
My lifeless goddess and guardian angle
Rest in peace my gentle mother
As light as you have lived in this world

Topic(s) of this poem: death

Comments about Final Union by Deva De Silva

  • (8/10/2016 4:47:00 PM)

    Very touchy and loving last words as a tribute to mother. We all wrestle with the question of life and death and come to terms in our own ways. For some angles descend to carry the soul for others soul is that angle ascending in oblivion. Thank you for sharing that lovely Poem and congratulations for poem of the day. (Report) Reply

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  • (8/10/2016 11:16:00 AM)

    A heart felt glowing tribute and a touching poem.Heartiest Congrats on the poem of the Day. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (8/10/2016 11:03:00 AM)

    This is so touching, any reader most likely will think that it is his or her own mother's story. Quite emotional. Every line has a natural touch and they are real. Well deserved placement as the PoD. Thank you Deva for the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (8/10/2016 8:54:00 AM)

    Apart from being a glowing tribute to a loving mother to mourn her death, the poem is a reflection of probing thoughts about the reality and philosophy of life and death. Thank you, Dear Poet. Congrats for this coveted selection for the day. (Report) Reply

  • Barry Middleton (8/10/2016 7:25:00 AM)

    Good poem. Congratulations on poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Akachukwu Lekwauwa (8/10/2016 6:52:00 AM)

    an excellent dirge. congratulations (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (8/10/2016 12:49:00 AM)

    An exceptional poem. Evocative, imaginative, good formed thoughts. Thank you.

    The Mind Poet
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  • Kim Barney (8/10/2016 12:38:00 AM)

    My lifeless goddess and guardian angle

    I'm certain that you really meant
    guardian angel,

    but the rest of the poem is very interesting. Thank you for sharing and congrats on having it selected as poem of the day!
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/10/2016 12:14:00 AM)

    A flowing river of lives! With the muse of life and death. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 5, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 28, 2016

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