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Tomb of Death

Updated on November 23, 2016
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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 red decorating lids

Black lines highlighting fine eyes

Grandeur and celebration

Ceremony for the Pharoah

Life's last breath drawn out

Still eternal death


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

The last breath of life

Bidding a painful farewell

A final goodbye

To life on earth

Entering

The tomb of death

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    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      2 years ago from Dubai

      ChitrangadaSharan thank you and yes it somewhat similar.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      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!

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      3 years ago from Dubai

      Jodah thank you.

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

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

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      3 years ago from Dubai

      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.

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      Sam Deal 

      3 years ago from Earth

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

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      Audrey Hunt 

      3 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

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

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      3 years ago from Dubai

      ChitrangadaSharan thank you!

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very nicely expressed and what a great theme!

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

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      4 years ago from Dubai

      Harishprasad thank you.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      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.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      4 years ago from Dubai

      Sueswan thank you for your visit and vote up.

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      Sueswan 

      4 years ago

      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

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      4 years ago from Dubai

      rdsparrowriter thank you.

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      rdsparrowriter 

      4 years ago

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

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      4 years ago from Dubai

      Vinaya thank you, have a great weekend.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      4 years ago from Nepal

      Nithya,

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

      Have a great weekend.

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      4 years ago from Dubai

      AudreyHowitt thank you.

      teaches12345 thank you.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      Very creative angle on this thought.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      Very nicely done Vellur!

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      5 years ago from Dubai

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

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      Lurana Brown 

      5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

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

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      5 years ago from Dubai

      suzettenaples thank you. History has many stories to tell.

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      Suzette Walker 

      5 years ago from Taos, NM

      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!

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      5 years ago from Dubai

      Eiddwen thank you and have a great day.

      Gypsy Rose Lee thank you.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up. Great poem.

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      Cool hub and thank you for sharing.

      Wonderful and thanks for sharing further.

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      5 years ago from Dubai

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

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

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

      Up and more and shared

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      Nithya Venkat 

      5 years ago from Dubai

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

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

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      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      Ancient civilization.....beautiful yet cruel!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      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.

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      5 years ago from Dubai

      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.

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      travmaj 

      5 years ago from australia

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

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      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

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

      Prasetio

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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...

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      Audrey Hunt 

      5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

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

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      CrisSp 

      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      One word Vellur: Brilliant!

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      5 years ago from The Beautiful South

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

    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      5 years ago from Dubai

      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.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

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

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      Kathryn 

      5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      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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