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Final Journey-The Last Walk

Nithya Venkat enjoys writing about nature and different aspects of life in the form of poetic verses.

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A poem capturing the horror during the bygone days when the servants were buried alive with their dead Pharoah.

The servants had no choice, nor did they have the voice to protest against the cruel, merciless power that ruled them.

The poor servants were marched to death along with their Pharaoh.

The Pharoah

Dressed in gold

Silver, rubies, diamonds

Clothed in the finest robes

Ruby red drawn-out lips

Pale, deathly white cheeks

Splash of amber decorating eyelids

Shades of black highlighting closed eyes

Grandeur and celebration

The final ceremony for the Pharoah

Life's last breath drawn out

Lifeless body lays


His slaves

Lined row by row

With bated breath

Sad eyes dripping tears

Lips trembling quiver

Fearing to utter

The dreaded words

The eternal goodbye.


One by one

Forced to drink

Sweet liquid of death

Slowly seeping down

Strangling drawing out

Gasping for breath

Bidding a painful farewell

A final goodbye

To life on earth

Plunged into the dark

The silence of the dead

© 2013 Nithya Venkat

Comments

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 05, 2020:

Thank you Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 05, 2020:

You did a great job on this one.

Each line pulls me in with detailed descriptions.

Wonderful.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on May 30, 2016:

ChitrangadaSharan thank you and yes it somewhat similar.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 30, 2016:

Excellent poem with some sad historical facts! I have read and seen in movies about the life of slaves in earlier times but I was not aware of this cruel practice. Sounds similar to the "Sati pratha"!

Thank you for sharing this!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on September 03, 2014:

Jodah thank you.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 03, 2014:

Wonderful poem on a very different but interesting subject. You capture perfectly what it must have been like for the slaves.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on September 02, 2014:

vocalcoach thank you for your appreciation, you made my day!! Thanks for the vote and share too.

DealForALiving thank you for reading and yes it is ugly reality.

Nick Deal from Earth on September 02, 2014:

It's not easy using well-crafted words and beautiful language to tackle an ugly reality, so thank you!

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on September 01, 2014:

This poem is amazing and no easy accomplishment. The photos add just the right finishing touch. Voted up ++ and sharing.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on August 31, 2014:

ChitrangadaSharan thank you!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on August 31, 2014:

Very nicely expressed and what a great theme!

Amazing pictures and composition---truly moving! Very well done and thanks!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on February 27, 2014:

Harishprasad thank you.

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on February 27, 2014:

Life in Pharoah and life in slaves - one out and one still vibrating with full of fright and after some moments- both merging into one. To feel for those helpless slaves is really commendable. Vellur, great work.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on October 20, 2013:

Sueswan thank you for your visit and vote up.

Sueswan on October 20, 2013:

Hi Vellur

Awesome writing filled with vivid imagery. I felt the fear of the slave as they were forced to drink the "sweet liquid of death."

Voted up and awesome

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on September 02, 2013:

rdsparrowriter thank you.

Rochelle Ann De Zoysa from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on September 01, 2013:

Awesome hub Nithya. I love it and I'm a big fan of ancient Egypt things... very interesting :) Voted up and awesome!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on August 31, 2013:

Vinaya thank you, have a great weekend.

Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on August 30, 2013:

Nithya,

this is very creative. I liked the theme, word pictures and metaphors.

Have a great weekend.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on August 24, 2013:

AudreyHowitt thank you.

teaches12345 thank you.

Dianna Mendez on August 18, 2013:

Very creative angle on this thought.

Audrey Howitt from California on August 16, 2013:

Very nicely done Vellur!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on August 12, 2013:

MrsBrownsParlour thank you for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment.

MrsBrownsParlour on August 11, 2013:

You brought this experience to life in your vivid, intuitive poem! ~Lurana

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on August 10, 2013:

suzettenaples thank you. History has many stories to tell.

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on August 10, 2013:

Wonderful poem! This transported me back to the pharoah days of Egypt. Very engaging poem. It is interesting to imagine what life and death was like back then and your poem illuminates this for us. Well done!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on August 08, 2013:

Eiddwen thank you and have a great day.

Gypsy Rose Lee thank you.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 08, 2013:

Voted up. Great poem.

Eiddwen from Wales on August 08, 2013:

Cool hub and thank you for sharing.

Wonderful and thanks for sharing further.

Enjoy your day.

Eddy.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on August 07, 2013:

Rosemay50 thank you for your visit. Thanks for the vote and share.

Rosemary Sadler from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand on August 07, 2013:

Awesome poem. You have done a great job in getting across the emotions of the slaves preparing for death.

Up and more and shared

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on August 07, 2013:

Blossom SB thank you. Yes, things have improved by leaps and bounds.

midget38, thank you. It is just as you have stated, very cruel.

Michelle Liew from Singapore on August 06, 2013:

Ancient civilization.....beautiful yet cruel!

Bronwen Scott-Branagan from Victoria, Australia on August 06, 2013:

Such a good poem about an unusual topic. It's also a useful reminder that some things have improved over the ages. I love your images, too.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on August 05, 2013:

Jackie Lynnley thank you. Yes we hardly give a thought to such things.

vocalcoach thank you for reading, the votes and share. Much appreciated.

always exploring thank you for your lovely comments and share. You made my day!!

prasetio30 thank you for your visit. Thanks for the vote too.

travmaj thank you for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment.

travmaj from australia on August 05, 2013:

Good work - mixing poetry and history and creating such a powerful poem. Thank you -

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on August 05, 2013:

Beautiful poem of ancient history. I love it. Thanks for sharing. Voted up :-)

Prasetio

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on August 05, 2013:

I watched the entire video, very interesting. Your poetry is outstanding.. Thank you for sharing a look back in ancient history. Loved it and sharing...

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on August 05, 2013:

How marvelous this poetry is! I'm a big history lover. Big votes and sharing. ~ Audrey

CrisSp from Sky Is The Limit Adventure on August 05, 2013:

One word Vellur: Brilliant!

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on August 05, 2013:

Great poem, for things we never give thought to. I like it. ^

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on August 05, 2013:

Kathryn Stratford thank you, have a wonderful day.

billybuc thank you for stopping by, history has so many stories that can be brought to life through new words.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 05, 2013:

I love you imagination, taking something from history and bringing it to life...well done my friend.

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on August 05, 2013:

This is a cool poem showing what it must be like for those who participate in that ceremony.

Thanks for sharing this with us, and have a wonderful day!

~ Kathryn

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