Death and Lilies

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Death moves slow as though wisp of smoke;
chilling with caprice in mere last moments.
We breathe in solace offered to us by lilies;
reminding us of soul, its restored innocence.
If mortals are but shadows waiting to return
back to light; then why need we fear death?
Let us embrace darkness, while holding onto
faith, deem death as master of cadmium fate.

 

 

Photo credits: Vince neil photo

Form: Chiaroscuro

Posted for Meeting the Bar @ dVerse Pub

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Posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United 

Comments

  1. erbiage says:

    ah yes, this is good. and what is dark? nothing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, erbiage 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  2. Sumana Roy says:

    “We breathe in solace offered to us by lilies;” stunningly contrasted with “master of cadmium fate”…another beauty Sanaa 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana ❤️ so glad you liked it 😀

  3. Thotpurge says:

    If mortals are but shadows waiting to return
    back to light; then why need we fear death?… nicely put though I am intrigued by the cadmium fate!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Rajani 🙂 good to see you ❤️

  4. Bryan Ens says:

    The image and the poem work so well together. Love your description of mortals being shadows waiting to return to light.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bryan ❤️ so glad you liked it 😀

  5. Grace says:

    If indeed we can embrace darkness and stepped into light with our faith, we need not fear death ~ Lovey title and share Sanaa~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace ❤️ so glad you liked it 😀
      xo

  6. I really liked the gradual change of colour in this, Sanaa, from the wisp of smoke to the cadmium fate, with a flash of lilies – I’m glad you didn’t overdo it by mentioning their colour – this way, coupled with breathing in the solace, it is beautifully subtle..You’ve also woven in shadows, light and darkness.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim ❤️ good to see you 🙂

  7. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    The image of lily is so well chosen (ha we did it both) because it represent both death and beauty… there is comfort in its scent, but more conclusion than longing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely ❤️ thank you for the inspirational prompt, Bjorn 😀

  8. kaykuala h says:

    Let us embrace darkness,
    while holding onto faith

    That by itself is a measure of contention. One can well sacrifice some luxuries to accommodate some solace or distractions

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Hank 🙂

  9. sParks
    fly iN niGht
    eYes as i capture
    A photo oF a FlAme
    of water
    fountain
    torch
    liGht
    in synchronicity
    as it seemS even
    A finger on liGht
    can
    do
    when
    poised
    for change..
    oF noW iN MaGiC liFe..:)

    just a funny little synchronicity
    as i took a photo of a torch light fountain
    and a firecracker explosion came and a torch
    of flame
    hiGher
    all at
    the moment
    of the finger
    on a trigger oF liGht..:)

    https://katiemiafrederick.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/img_8007.jpg

    i kNew tHere would be a
    reaSon for it as we color
    the iNk
    spots
    of liFe sAMe..:)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Katie ❤️ good to see you 🙂

  10. Old Egg says:

    That penultimate line is so telling in its reassurance, lets hope that is how it wil be..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  11. Jae Rose says:

    Beautifully concise – and chilling

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jae ❤️ so glad you liked it 🙂

  12. Mary says:

    Indeed, we breathe in solace as we can…after a death.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Mary ❤️

  13. Love the commentary on the contradictions that bubble up when considering faith and death. It makes little sense to fear a rite of passage one believes will take the most important aspect of the individual to a paradise. Just wonderful, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly❤️ so glad you liked it 😀
      xo

  14. I love the lilies, reminding us of soul’s restored innocence. Beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry ❤️ good to see you 🙂

  15. ZQ says:

    Interesting and lovely piece.
    ZQ

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, ZQ 🙂

  16. gillena says:

    “If mortals are but shadows waiting to return
    back to light; then why need we fear death?”

    your question lends itself to much meditation. Have a good Sunday, Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena ❤️ so glad you liked it 🙂

      You too, have a great day ahead

      much love…❤️

  17. Elizabeth says:

    Really like the play on darkness and light. We fear what we don’t know, and sometimes darkness can be comforting.

    Elizabeth

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Elizabeth 🙂

  18. Sue Anderson says:

    I like the idea that death and fear do not have to coincide. Well done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sue 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  19. Truedessa says:

    I think we travel through darkness to embrace the light. If you believe in life after death there is comfort in knowing your will be transformed and that eases the fear, the lilies represent purity/cleansing. A strong symbolic choice to go with your words.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thank you for your kind and wise words, Truedessa 🙂

  20. Wendy Bourke says:

    Eloquent and transcendent. A beautiful piece.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Wendy 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  21. Uttley says:

    Bold engagement with death!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Uttley ❤️

  22. Julian says:

    Clever use of the word cadmium in the final line. Another fine write here.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Julian 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  23. Wonderfully written, Sanaa. I think your poetry just gets better and better.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww❤️ thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you liked it!

  24. annell4 says:

    Yes, I think we should keep “her close.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Annell 🙂

  25. Bkmackenzie says:

    A beautiful and restful view of death. May we all find peace…bkm

    1. Sanaa says:

      Amen ❤️ thank you kindly, Mackenzie 🙂

  26. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    Embracing the darkness is possible only through faith…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, MMT

  27. Ellecee says:

    Elequently spoken , beautiful thought, leaving room to explore our own minds,,,

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ellecee ❤️ so glad you liked it 😀

  28. dsnake1 says:

    lovely poem!
    i like the imagery in it. dark, but lovely. 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, dsnake ❤️ so glad you liked it 🙂

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