Seema Jayaraman

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An Unknown Life - Poem by Seema Jayaraman

The warm friendly hand
embracing and encircling you
as the peaceful eternal sleep
come drifting on you

You enjoy the fine feeling
an angelic smile bedecks you
as your head slides besides
and calmness confronts you

Something so sublime, you never knew
These spectacular dazzling lights
greet you to eternal life
from millions of glowing stars

Taken on this grand tour
Where destiny merges with time
Millions of universes away
known only as dark death to mankind! !
©Seema Jayaraman (1986 or 87)

Topic(s) of this poem: death


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Again one of my old old hand written ones from school times, somewhere around 86 or 87, sorry its undated and I cant remember which grade I wrote this down. for preservation am uploading unedited on poem hunter site. thanks. seema

Comments about An Unknown Life by Seema Jayaraman

  • Bri Edwards (5/27/2017 2:41:00 PM)


    i like it. AND it is short enough for me to use in my/our June 2017's showcase for PH poets on my PH site.

    let me know if you don't want it to be included, this coming month, with poems all by 'female' poets.

    favorite lines:

    Where destiny merges with time
    Millions of universes away
    known only as dark death to mankind! ! ......but, it seems it means more than dark death to you, and to millions........................................................................more who, unlike me, believe in 'life after death'. :)

    i would use comes: come drifting on you...............but i won't change it unless you tell/ask me to.

    i'll also use your Poet's Notes.

    Thanks,
    bri ;)

    to MyPoemList also.
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  • K. V. Venkataramana (10/17/2016 11:08:00 PM)

    An Unknown Life
    A mystical poem that I enjoyed reading. Best wishes from a fellow-poet extending a warm friendly hand! (Report) Reply

  • Govinda Rimal (6/14/2016 2:19:00 AM)


    Taken on this grand tour
    Where destiny merges with time
    Millions of universes away
    known only as dark death to mankind! ! Beautifully expressed, or I should say beautifully painted art. Keep sharing lots luck.
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  • Dr.tony Brahmin (1/3/2016 2:12:00 AM)


    peaceful eternal sleep
    angelic smile
    calmness
    rom millions of glowing stars
    destiny merges with time
    Millions of universes away

    is it dark death at the end. i dont know or a heavenly joy in the world of light beyond all the millions of universes? ?
    thank you dear poetess. analysed ur poem and thought a lot about it. thankyou. tony
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/3/2015 6:52:00 AM)


    Embracing and encircling you with the muse of love. Nice work. (Report) Reply

    Seema Jayaraman Seema Jayaraman (11/3/2015 7:16:00 AM)

    Thank you Edward.

  • Shahin Latif (10/19/2015 2:16:00 PM)


    Good ink. I love your poem. Thanks a lot dearest poet Be happy always. (Report) Reply

    Seema Jayaraman Seema Jayaraman (10/21/2015 1:35:00 PM)

    Thank you Shahin.

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (9/28/2015 10:03:00 PM)


    this is stark rality
    blessedby an almighty
    nevrfeel sore
    but adore
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    Seema Jayaraman Seema Jayaraman (9/28/2015 10:24:00 PM)

    Thank you

  • Ketki Athavale (9/28/2015 6:51:00 AM)


    Have never seen anything as beautiful written about a topic like death!
    My favourite lines: 'Taken on this grand tour. Where destiny merges with time.'

    Can't believe that you wrote this when you were in school!
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    Seema Jayaraman Seema Jayaraman (9/28/2015 11:47:00 AM)

    Thanks Ketki, yes sometimes I really don't know how these words string up n pop out and in this world we call it a poem...yes I have written a few poems from my 7th grade on... most not worth sharing, some I am unable to figure out what I intended but a few I felt were good enough t be shared and have put it up in this forum recently.. thanks for your time and comments.. request you to check out a few more of mine especially A Father's Grief, Seattle Blossoms which I feel have come out beautifully.

  • Roop Rekha Bhaskar (9/16/2015 8:13:00 AM)


    Sleep takes away all complications.This eternal sleep is mysterious. and it lies in destiny's hands. This is timeless, it is immortal. very brave writing. (Report) Reply

    Seema Jayaraman Seema Jayaraman (9/16/2015 1:47:00 PM)

    I am not even sure what must have prompted me to write this poem way back then, like I said maybe I am a channel for higher spirits..

  • Stephani Kievaughan (9/15/2015 5:28:00 AM)


    this passage assures me that Seema has a firm comprehension that she has a Soul, and it has a final destination. yet its thoughts will never Sleep. its yearnings will go on. its Sorrow; Grief; Compassion, and empathy will be a Virtuous treasure for the one's that Live on after Her. (Report) Reply

    Seema Jayaraman Seema Jayaraman (9/15/2015 10:48:00 PM)

    Comprehension regarding the existence of soul, god and higher consciousness is but a given in our culture. more true from the subculture which I come from, my native place is from a place called Kannur (Cannanore) a region called North Malabar in Kerala State, India (Kerala is called God's own country and you must visit some day) . In Kannur we are heavily exposed to ancient traditional ways of nature worship in various dance forms with elaborate costumes and paintings on the body called Theyyam (I will write more on that later) the theyyam festivals are celebrated in a relay running into several days over several months in each of the small temples close to nature called Kavu built every few kilometers. We also consider a God form called Mutthappan a representation of Lord Shiva living in the forests of Malabar region close to nature... though city bred we still go back to our roots whenever we can and I love attending these festivals whenever I can, religiously conducted with all sincerity and fervor. No doubt I speak of souls even unknowingly..

  • (9/13/2015 12:20:00 AM)


    The peaceful eternal sleep in simple words death is an inseparable companion with all and the poem is relevant and praiseworthy. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 19, 2015


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