Friday, May 30, 2008

Hold fast

Standing amidst graves at a funeral,
Only a few shades were predominantly visible;
Green, grey, dark granite and white marble.
That apart, the faded faces of people;

Everyone flaunted a somber expression,
Which came by default for such an occasion.
Kids excited ran over tombstones and around crucifixes.
Little did they worry or care about the dead and departed;

All was calm as they lowered the coffin,
A handful of soil everybody parted as a send off token.
Teardrops and grieving hearts accompanied the last hymn.
And with a word of prayer they finally bid farewell,

That very moment surfaced a ‘Why?’ And the thunder roared,
Yet on my ears the question echoed louder and the rumble was a whisper.
The rain rushed down and invaded the moment;
I felt it gently embrace me from all over.

I looked up to the skies
But couldn’t really open my eyes.
Was it the rain or a way He displayed His love?
To say that He too wept for the sake of His beloved.

This was the word He sowed in my soul,
That “When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down,
but even in death the righteous have a refuge’.
So here I am to tell you "Never let go HOPE".

18 comments:

Winnie the poohi said...


That “When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down,
but even in death the righteous have a refuge’.


Loved these lines!

splendid portrayal of funeral and the play of emotions in there.. and yet so positive!

Eli K said...

"Was it the rain or a way He displayed His love?"

At all, hopes that it can exists love to restart
And go on
Through, above, with, out…the rain

:-]

d SINNER!!! said...

hmmm...

too much godly... cudnt digest it...

gud one but

smriti said...

beautiful...after all its d hope tht keeps us goin...

I looked up to the skies
But couldn’t really open my eyes.
Was it the rain or a way He displayed His love?
To say that He too wept for the sake of His beloved.

loved these lines :)

sunita said...

I looked up to the skies
But couldn’t really open my eyes.
Was it the rain or a way He displayed His love?
To say that He too wept for the sake of His beloved.


loved these lines..............and the last stanza is captivating.....u really do have a way with words.....:)

sweety said...

SEriously too goood!! completely drenched in this one!

the theme is so simple yet u have subtly played with your knife and penned a gem!!

Amber Light said...

sad, touching, picturesque and beautiful.
Thank you.

Aman said...

There's a lot going on in this poem. Had to reread it. Brilliant work. Wish I could write like that.

"THE BARD WHO DOESNT HAVE TO TRY TOO HARD" said...

message conveyed is too good n d way to do it as well..wonderful work..

rukhiya said...

Loved the indifferent attitude assumed in the beginning which leads on to a more wonderful bit of wisdom. :)

Muse said...

Whoa!What a flair,what a thought and what a faith!
This is one of the class poems(to sound technically right)/scribbles(my due faithfulness to the 'yours truly scribble') from you!
A mighty faith you profess and I am glad and proud to share the same with you.
The loud thunder and HIS voice seem but a whisper when earthly cares and doubts confound us.Yet,through it all,He and His word hold all the answers.Hope for Eternity..The Gospel in a poem/scribble!
Hats off!
God Bless!

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Matangi Mawley said...

my comments are gettin highly clished!
beautiful..beautiful.. !

lavanya snigdha said...

subtle and sublime...
one feels like reading it again....
:)
you are certainly a treasure of the scribble pad...
:D

Follies n foibles said...

As usua super writing Sir Charles.. fav was the description of the faded faces.. and the routine - ness to death many of us have...

Pri said...

a wonderful message sent across...

///This was the word He sowed in my soul,
That “When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down,
but even in death the righteous have a refuge’.
So here I am to tell you "Never let go HOPE". ///

beautiful lines--these! :)

Priya said...

I sometimes wonder how you sew your thoughts in words that well..

shruthi said...

Very nice!! :) loved the optimism at the end... :)