mortal immortality

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.   -Genesis 2:7  (KJV)

 

the soul

is a spark

is a flicker

is a flame

 

lit by holy fire

fanned by living breath

 

exhaled into existence

encoded in DNA

embodied in flesh

enveloped in love

 

to live

to learn

to laugh

to lament

 

until death separates.

 

never extinguished

ever released

 

to an eternity of life’s choice:

with or without the Keeper of souls.

 

 


Inspired, in part, by the scribblings of the beautiful souls who are dVerse Poets.

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mhmp77
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 21:32:02

    kaykuala

    the soul is lit by holy fire
    fanned by living breath

    A soul is all of those embodied in a supernatural being not seen but readily felt by those who appreciate and are aware of its existence. Great way of putting it lynn!

    Hank

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  2. Frank Hubeny
    Mar 23, 2018 @ 20:24:52

    I like these two lines: “embodied in flesh

    enveloped in love”

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  3. Hélène (Willow Poetry)
    Mar 23, 2018 @ 16:26:23

    Reading your words made my heart sing. Magnificent poem.

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  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Mar 23, 2018 @ 13:52:39

    Love how you describe it as a flicker and a flame…

    Reply

  5. sanaarizvi
    Mar 23, 2018 @ 10:38:37

    Soo incredibly exquisite!💜💜

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  6. hypercryptical
    Mar 23, 2018 @ 07:34:56

    A beautiful write Lynn.
    Anna :o]

    Reply

  7. Waltermarks
    Mar 23, 2018 @ 07:13:02

    Great journey, you saw us through from beginning to end. Good word Lynn. Thank You Lord

    Reply

  8. Gay Reiser Cannon
    Mar 22, 2018 @ 20:38:18

    The word choices were apt in giving us an insight to the spirit that moves inside of every person, every living thing. Beautifully penned!

    Reply

  9. divalounger
    Mar 22, 2018 @ 19:16:46

    Beautifully penned–I love its vibrancy and its light

    Reply

  10. Grace
    Mar 22, 2018 @ 18:50:38

    lit by the holy fire – I admire this spark of life ~

    Reply

  11. Jo Aylard
    Mar 22, 2018 @ 18:46:50

    A wonderful ode to the soul.

    Reply

  12. Astrid's Words
    Mar 22, 2018 @ 18:22:24

    Your words inspire the meaning of living freely without thought of an end. Beautiful.

    Reply

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