On 31st March, a tragedy befell Kolkata – my beloved City of Joy, as an unfinished bridge, the Vivekananda flyover, collapsed over a busy road, killing many.While some others are severely injured and some still trapped under the debris. The pain and sadness of the entire incident and the consequent shock and uneasiness that gripped me gave birth to this piece.

 

The bridge collapsed,

And so did many lives –

Crushed under the debris,

Oblivious of their fate.

 

Death doesn’t discriminate.

It visits both the rich and the poor –

Death’s unwanted attention

Showered upon the innocent

And the unsuspecting,

Busy in the humdrum of life.

 

A fatal accident,

A tragedy,

One stroke,

And all’s over.

 

And we – we spend our lives

Worrying,

Contesting,

Lamenting,

Complaining –

Ignorant.

 

While Death

Watches over us,

Smirking smugly,

Stroking his diabolical sceptre,

Laughing at the futility of human toil

And the vanity of human aspirations.

 

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Shefali Banerji

http://www.instagram.com/weaving_poetry

Image Source: Internet

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9 thoughts on “Death Almighty!

  1. Carpe Diem, all day erryday! Tomorrow is not promised but your willingness and drive to make whatever needs to happen, happen is a sweet promise you hold yourself to. Life indeed is spent worry about things that may later hold no significance, some things are a passing phase so we must pray to shut the page and not mistake it for a chapter.

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