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