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