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
Tears, rising dust, hustling wind
Veil your presence from my sight
When you are laid to rest silently
In a sunny patch of burial grounds
No stars shooting out of cannons
No guns blazing, shiny swards held high
No angels descending from heavens to sing
Just the whispered hum of your loved ones
Graying statues, decaying headstones
Stand against brittle grass growing tall
An old Bodhi tree, gracing its branches wide
The backdrop of your eternal home
Your spirit left behind, hovers among us
Consoling, reluctant to leave yet
Your scent, laughs, and loving embraces
To gain strength from - time after time
It is accepting life's end,
Seeing depleted get replenished,
Letting life run its course
Witnessing your goodness at its best
I let you go at this destined place
A whimsical god will not be hailed,
Be praised when you are laid to rest
All my praise, prayers go to you
My lifeless goddess,
My Guardian Angel
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

  • Ency Bearis (8/10/2019 10:46:00 PM)

    A poignant write, but a remarkable eulogy to a mother. Congratulations a well deserved poem of the day. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/10/2019 7:47:00 AM)

    All my praise and prayers go to yo My lifeless goddess and guardian angel Rest in peace my gentle mother. What a touching farewell words of a loving son! (Report)Reply

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  • (8/10/2019 6:15:00 AM)

    A glowing tribute paid to mother memorizing all her plus points and the love and respect of the loved ones she commanded during the life time. Heartiest congratulations for the well deserved poem of the Day. (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (8/10/2019 6:12:00 AM)

    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.....fascinating expression! Many congratulations for this wonderful poem being chosen as Poem of the Day! (Report)Reply

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  • Bharati Nayak (8/10/2019 4:12:00 AM)

    A very touching write- - a great tribute to your mother - - Congratulations for being selected as the Poet of the Day! Let me quote from this wonderful poem- -
    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
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  • Ruta Mohapatra (8/10/2019 1:03:00 AM)

    Very deep and touching! Celebrating life! A poignant write, a heartfelt tribute to a mother! Congrats on poem of day! (Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (8/10/2019 12:54:00 AM)

    Congrats, not only for this poem being selected as member's poem but for describing the mother's death and after death in such an effective manner that its reader becomes speechless. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/10/2019 12:36:00 AM)

    A fine poem speaks beautifully and realistically.

    Congrats.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/10/2018 6:21:00 PM)

    All my praise and prayers go to you
    My lifeless goddess and guardian angel
    Rest in peace my gentle mother
    As light as you have lived in this world.........so touching and impressive. May her soul rest in peace. A beautiful tribute to mother.
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (8/10/2018 10:56:00 AM)

    A beautiful tribute to dear mother. Liked it so much. (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony Brahmin (8/10/2018 4:55:00 AM)

    All my praise and prayers go to you
    My lifeless goddess and guardian angel
    Rest in peace my gentle mother
    As light as you have lived in this world. a great poem, emotions, sadness.. calling the dearest mum a Goddess. tony
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  • Lungelo S Mbuyazi (8/10/2018 3:30:00 AM)

    Such a great write Deva, congrats (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/10/2018 2:45:00 AM)

    May her soul rest in peace! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Siddartha Montik (8/10/2018 2:11:00 AM)

    Touching Philosophy in perfect Poetic lines.. 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 liked these line when we lay silently to rest..10++.Congratulations of it being the POD! !
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  • Mahtab Bangalee (8/10/2018 1:09:00 AM)

    heart touching poetic voice

    greatly penned-

    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
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  • Francie Lynch (8/10/2017 11:04:00 PM)

    A beautiful tribute. Mothers deliver. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/10/2017 7:31:00 PM)

    A very unique, loving and heart-wrenching tribute to a mother whom you deeply loved. Each line is perfect. Very vivid imagery. Excellent write! Greatly deserved Poem Of The Day! Congratulations, Deva! (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (8/10/2017 7:22:00 PM)

    Such a heart warming poem. Congrats for being picked... Rated 10++++++++++ (Report)Reply

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  • (8/10/2017 4:40:00 PM)

    I adore your emotional stunning poem for your mum. Lovingly carried to my favorites. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/10/2017 11:42:00 AM)

    It is a beautiful blues poem having touching expression. Congratulation for the poem of the day. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 5, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 11, 2019


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