Surfing the waves of death

Monstrous waves eroded coasts of life,
Causing unexpected end to many a strife,
Some have surfed over it to our relief,
Many have drowned in it to our grief.

One after another they swelled to peak,
With dimmed hopes, future looked so bleak,
Some uttered one long piercing shriek,
Then trees of lives crumbled and creaked.

As the waves wrap the girth of earth,
We,rulers of earth, are panting for breath,
Rush of feelings and surge of grief,
Floating in the waves are life’s falling leaves.

Will this journey of waves ever end?
Dreams died, don’t know what’s up the bend,
Burning pyres rage as death descend,
Waves casting away corpses in the sand.

(C) K. Radhakrishnan

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Poet K.Radhakrishnan lives in Bhopal city, India. Born on 4th November 1955. He is an underwriter by profession and worked as a senior level executive in NEWINDIA ASSURANCE, India's largest General Insurance Company till his retirement. He is engaged in consultant activities and insurance education. He has co-authored three insurance text books for NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EDUCATION, TRAINING AND RESEARCH(NCERT), INDIA. He has a passion for writing poetry which he pursued after retirement from his job. His first poetry book REFLECTION OF SOUL was published by LULU PRESS and is selling in Amazon and Barnes& Nobles His second book ERUPTION OF BOTTLED UP EMOTINS is under publication.

1 thought on “Surfing the waves of death

  1. amitapaul

    A graphic description of widespread devastation where the waves of the coronavirus pandemic and the destruction caused by it get fused with the natural disasters like Cyclone Teotey ( which struck India’s West coast ) and Cyclone Yaas ( which struck India’s East coast ) that have sunk us further into a pit of despair.


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