Swollen sea and termite ridden boat

Swollen sea and termite ridden boat,
Rubbed and gnawed, struggled in its float,
Shrouded in darkness, I lost my route,
To a promised land, so remote.

Foaming & hissing, it meandered its way,
Sans order or border, it broke astray,
Dykes of courage crumbled in rush of fear,
Thunder claps kept pounding in my ear.

Slaps of unending waves on it sides,
I went to hell& heaven in that rough ride,
Whispers of taps, creaks and croaks,
As wind tossed it’s hull made of Oak.

A giant wave, boat crumbled like a cookie
Unable to withstand the ocean’s fury,
I could barely cover my panic,
Termite ridden boat became famed Titanic,

Gulls circled over the gloomy gray sky,
Millions of sharks swam and passed by,
An ever patient vulture parched on mast,
My half eaten corpse reached shore atlast.

(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 http://www.lulu.com/shop/k-radhakrishnan/reflections-of-soul/paperback/product-23074342.html https://www.amazon.com/REFLECTIONS-SOUL-K-RADHAKRISHNAN/dp/1365769984 His second book ERUPTION OF BOTTLED UP EMOTINS is under publication.

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