In Loving Memory

The flicker of our aarti candle

Dances on the marble

And rests

A glow on your face

Leave the fire burning

For when it is gone

There will be no use for this place

What is this place but for worship

And what is worship but for the flame?

 

The flame burns eternal

But in this life

It will only be contained

In one form for so long.

 

Her body lies constricted

In the same position

As when her soul had left it

Her skin with no trace

Of the glowing passion

That fueled the good–

The offering that was her life

All that is left is this empty temple

To be bathed

And kissed for one last time with rose petals.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Susan L Daniels
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 10:07:28

    So sadly beautiful.

    Reply

  2. momentswithmillie
    Mar 27, 2013 @ 10:11:34

    very touching…

    Reply

  3. readinpleasure
    Mar 28, 2013 @ 02:49:45

    Poignantly beautiful

    Reply

  4. Worldly Winds
    Mar 30, 2013 @ 13:08:55

    Heart-achingly beautiful 🙂

    Reply

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