Last Thought

Introduction to Poem

As always when starting a poem I never know where it will take me.

This was a poem written because the first sentence was in my head. Someone read something to me and the sentence "my mind is like a snow storm" just got stuck in my head.

So I put it down on paper and voila!

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Last Thought

My mind is like a snow storm

I will smile if it pleases you

I'll remain silent if you wish


The huge wound in my heart won't heal

I feel detached from this body


A strong man whose strength burnt away

A snake without venom

A sharp tongue that cannot speak


In the sky the moon and stars

Await their feast


Tomorrow the sun will reveal

Another failed saint


Next time things will be different!



A bit about regrets

I will not explain this poem as it is pretty clear what is going on.

I would like to talk a bit about regrets here.

I have always said that I want to live my life with no regrets. So generally, I will make decisions and once I decide to do something, I will not think about what would have happened if I took another decision. However, I have met so many people, who dwell on the past and wonder what would have happened if they did this or that. I think that sort of attitude is not healthy.

Having said all this, maybe when we are taking our last breaths, it is inevitable to have regrets. Maybe we are sorry we did not love someone more or loved someone too much or neglected another person! Apparently, at the time of death our whole life flashes in front of us. Maybe if we really live our lives being true to ourselves and being totally happy with what decisions we took, then we can leave this world with no regrets.

On the other hand, if we live our lives to please others and not really doing what we feel we should do, the moment of leaving this world could be harder as we really would like a second chance and at that final moment we do not know what lies ahead. In my culture, we believe that we will all come back and are given the chance to pay all our debts or reap all our good deeds, those that have not been dealt with in this life. So, at the end if you feel you have been a horrible person and hurt a lot of people, it must be scary wondering what situation you will be born into next. If you feel you have lived a good life, helping others and not hurting others, then you would almost look forward to being born into a better situation in your next life.

Finally, if you are a saint (not a failed saint) according to Hindu philosophy, you do not need to come back as you have paid all your debts as well as reaped all your good karma in this life. So people like mother Teresa all die very peacefully without any regrets.

The poem leads us to think that only death can calm our turbulent minds.

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Comments 21 comments

jenubouka 5 years ago

I like how you thoroughly explained the intent of the poem, which by the way was very enlightening. Voted up and Awesome!


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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

last thoughts? would I have them? Or will I just go in a blaze of thunder...or a fizzle? Im sorry Im going off track.. but this Hub makes you think .. so I vote up and awesome!


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richardmohacsi 5 years ago from Florence

Nice hub.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

Some say that a good dose of wind is often the best way to clear the snow from one's mind Chaya.. I don't believe that that applies to poets, so we are okay! Nice work btw thank you for sharing a nice piece on a windy (true) day.

Take care.


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qlcoach 5 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

I know there is pain here. But I do believe there can be peace and serenity here before we go through the doorway to a new beginning. Enjoyed your work. Peace and Light...Gary.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Oh, I do love this. I don't believe there is anyone who has zero regrets, but learning to live a life of contentment is a good start to making the better choices that lead to fulfillment here on earth. I believe in reincarnation..Thank you for sharing..Your poetry is beautiful and has meaning....


Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi Chaya

Your poem is full of beauty and wisdom.

We should not live a life of regrets. While it is loving to help others, we should be true to ourself and not sacrifce our own health and happiness.

I smiled when I read the sentence "my mind is like a snow storm" got stuck in your head.

That is how poems come to me usually two words will come to me and from those words I will write a poem.

This morning I wrote a poem because "Will the Day Ever Come" came to my mind.

Voted up and awesome.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

I guess if we haven't had Regrets...we just haven't lived life to the fullest...I've certainly had my share...but in the end, regrets, but a few...And i used to live my Life trying to please Family, Friends, and in the end, I realized I needed to also Please myself.

I Loved your Poem, Chaya, very Deep, Moving and Meaningful...as were your Thoughts in this Hub.


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makusr 5 years ago from India

Chaya, Namaskar. This poem of yours dwells in the realms of poignancy and goes on a somber note. But then, life is a sentence of sadness punctuated by happiness. We need to re-write that sentence. It's up to us. I have written a hub on how to combat this feeling. 'Never Comes Tomorrow', You may check it if you like. Thanks for a wonderful poem.

Namaskar and warm wishes,

MAKUSR


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

I thoroughly enjoyed this poem and also your outlook on this subject.

I can truly relate to you Chaya!!

Here's to so many more to share onb here. and i have to vote this one up up and away!!!

Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

Eiddwen.


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Chaya Parmessur 5 years ago from FRANCE Author

Hi jenubouka, thanks for the comments (and voting up). I am finding this 500 words requirement quite fun because I have never had to write about my poems!

Hi Frank! Thanks for voting up and comments...I think you'll go up in a blaze of thunder:=)

Rich, I am glad you liked the poem!

Hi pearldiver, thanks for comments and recommendations!

Hi Gary. Agree totally that peace and serenity can be achieved before that time! But the poem is about someone who did not manage that.Thanks for comments.

Thanks very much Sueswan! It is lovely to hear from others who write in the same way and get inspired in a similar way! Thanks for voting up!

Hi b.Malin. Thanks for your lovely comments and also sharing your own experience here.

MAKUSR Namaskar. I will check out your hub, sounds intriguing! Thanks for your interesting comments.

Eiddwen. Thanks a lot for voting up and lovely feedback.

THANKS FOR TAKING TIME TO GIVE ME YOUR FEEDBACK GUYS. YOU ARE ALL GREAT:=))


vasantha T k 5 years ago

I liked the poem and the picture Good luck


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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

It would feel so wonderful if one had no regrets in life. For most of us this is an eternal dream and blessed are those who do not reflect back, at that last moment.

Loved your sweet poem.

Voted up and interesting.


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Chaya Parmessur 5 years ago from FRANCE Author

Hi Rajan! Thanks for your feedback and voting up.


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Greetings, Chaya. LOVED this poem. Voted up and away. Very deep, moving and vivid--your words came alive in my imagination and painted a painful-but-picturesque look at your soul. Wow, wish I had that type of talent. I invite you to check out my hubs for a good laugh. I mostly write, when I do poetry, abstract/prose...."losing her," was one I did a few weeks ago. I invite you to become a follower so I can hear from you. I am very sincere when I say, Merry Christmas and keep up the great work. Kenneth Avery, from Hamilton, a small hamlet in northwest Alabama that looks like Mayberry on the comedy icon, Andy Griffith Show. Much Peace to you, Chaya. And I will be looking for you.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

like this. u have a great way with words.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

"A sharp tongue that cannot speak" I can so much relate my temperament with this line.


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Chaya Parmessur 4 years ago from FRANCE Author

Thanks Vinaya!


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Chaya Parmessur 4 years ago from FRANCE Author

Thanks and glad you like it!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

you're welcome!


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ytsenoh 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

Chaya, I enjoyed this read and even moreso your writing afterwards. I think the best anyone can do is to live the best we can without inviting regrets. Thumbs up.

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