TSM 190 — Death Settles on this Night

death settles on this night,
when his mind gets just
right. cold fog puffs to gauze-

cushioned sighs; he smiles.
when his mind gets just
right, death conjures life;

his bare toes dance in light
to angelic voices; soul flies
as his life becomes dust.

 

 

 

 

Carrie is today’s host of The Sunday Muse.

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Carrie V. H. says:

    His soul flies indeed. This is truly lovely Lisa! Bach is a beautiful accompaniment!. I also love the idea of bare toes dancing in light!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Carrie.

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  2. Helen Dehner says:

    An angelic escort … comforting, lovely.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Helen.

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  3. fireblossom32 says:

    Wait, noooo….dude owed me money.

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  4. dorahak says:

    Oh lovely, Lisa. If death can be made pleasant, this is the way to go!
    Pax,
    Dora

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  5. Carol anne says:

    Awesome poem! Loved it! ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Carol anne.

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  6. Sadje says:

    From one life to another. Lovely poem Li

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Sadje.

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  7. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    love the poem Lisa…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Max, thank you.

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  8. Gillena Cox says:

    An angel to cushion his flight from the ledge. Very comforting in a humane u derstanding of things.
    Luv the music
    Happy Sunday

    Much💟love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Gillena. He looks like he needs an angel ❤

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  9. wyndolynne says:

    Have to say, you’ve touched on one of my profound fears: that the one right answer or good follow-through means the end of the test, as it were. But I love the gentleness in the poem.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m sorry you have that pointed fear and maybe this poem in a way can soften its point? Thank you for reading and the vulnerability in your comment.

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  10. writingwhatnots says:

    Ah, I followed a similar vein Lisa. Beautifully written.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Marion. Will check yours out now…

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  11. Jim says:

    A little dark here, Lisa. Not wrong and I like it. But I wasn’t expecting this type of story when I dialed in. 🙂
    ..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jim, thanks for reading and glad you didn’t mind the surprise 🙂

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  12. robtkistner says:

    And dust in the wind is what we all become Lisa.

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  13. Truedessa says:

    The dance between life and death…sigh..I sure hope there is music on the side.

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  14. Sherry Marr says:

    This poem speaks to me, especially the last stanza.

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  15. memadtwo says:

    It’s all one in both beginning and end. (K)

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