Death

On a cool evening,
With sun shining,
And wind breezing,
Waves in the sea rising,
I was alone walking
Along the beach improvising
the thoughts of simple living
And high thinking.

I saw a woman and child passing
chatting with each other and laughing
merrily, While me behind them following

Suddenly Tsunami’ like waves started erupting
and the little child started drifting
as the mother’s hold gradually slipping

Seeing the child caught in the tide
The mother’s cry touched the sky
and she could not prevent
the helpless child from drowning.

Before I could react I saw her diving
into water to pull out the child out of flooding

But she started drowning
slowly her hands were peeping
Out of water and she disappearing.

I shamelessly stood watching
The tragic event unfolding
Without ever extending
The barest minimum helping

Lo ! What a living and what thinking !!

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I am a retired Engineer from the Government of Karnataka and now 64 year old. post retirement I fancied to write in 3 languages namely English,Hindi and kannada. I have written several poems,short stories etc and have published two books namely ""Tri bhasha Kritigalu and Rampys vision on lifes mission and now it has become passion for me to continue writing. I have also developed several software computer programmes covering Technical,medical and general programmes
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