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 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

  • 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

  • Dr.tony 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

  • 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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  • Petals Azureblue (8/10/2018 2:16:00 AM)


    Here's an elegy that comes not just from the depth of the grieving heart, but from every mourning cell in the body of the bereft child...for it is mother that has died. Such a beautiful dirge if ever there was one. Congratulations Deva dear.10++ (Report) Reply

  • 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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  • Poetic Dreams (8/10/2018 12:17:00 AM)


    This poem is full of symmetry and realism. Your poetic voice is heard. (Report) Reply

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


    A beautiful tribute. Mothers deliver. (Report) Reply

  • (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

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


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

  • (8/10/2017 4:40:00 PM)


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

  • 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

  • Rini Shibu (8/10/2017 10:24:00 AM)


    Excellent poem.. Congratulations Deva
    Whispered hum of loved only heard
    Only loved one pray at that moment.. Very true
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (8/10/2017 10:10:00 AM)


    A great tribute to the mother. Emotion spills thick from each line of the poem. Thanks for posting and congrats. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (8/10/2017 4:45:00 AM)


    Congrats for accomplishing a deserving recognition to the poem, for a second time. (Report) Reply

  • Geoffrey Fafard (8/10/2017 3:47:00 AM)


    Deep and quiet. Haunting and provocative, in fact an all round beautiful composition. Splendid. Thank you, Geoffrey. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (8/10/2017 2:28:00 AM)


    Congratulations, it's a lovely poem.................................................... (Report) Reply

  • (8/10/2017 1:50:00 AM)


    a vary emotional poem of love lost but never forgotten? ..........................wonderfully written. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 5, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 10, 2017


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