Eulogy for a common man

01 Apr

The Soul of Maurice J.

 It was three days

And three nights

Before he could rise again.


Death invites itself

Long before we receive

Its invitation.


The Soul with grace

And poise

Accepts the moment.


Who then is preoccupied

With judgement

Of this one;


Of this mist

That is dried by the sun

And returns as the pond?


The passage

Is insignificant

If balance has been achieved.


Only the witnesses

Are important

As another soul is freed.



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10 responses to “Eulogy for a common man

  1. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade)

    April 1, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I love the clarity of the language, and the mist image.


  2. Michelle

    April 2, 2013 at 1:15 am

    I love this!


  3. ZQ

    April 2, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Thank you Rosemary 🙂


  4. ZQ

    April 2, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Mich, 🙂


  5. gautami tripathy

    April 2, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Such beautiful writing…Loved it…..

    inside that bowl, I see the whole world


  6. ZQ

    April 3, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Thank you, Gautami


  7. Old Ollie

    April 4, 2013 at 9:49 am

    cool piece good sir – really like the flow and the originality of this poem – it rings true and best of all: authentic


  8. ZQ

    April 5, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Thank you, kind person 🙂


  9. Vandana Sharma

    April 15, 2013 at 4:54 am

    Very true.” The passage is insignificant, if balance has been achieved.”
    Free from all desires and merging our soul in to the universe.
    Beautiful creation, with deep meaning.


  10. ZQ

    April 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Yes, isn’t that wonderful! Thank you.



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