Bridge Of Life (And Lifeless) - Poem by Padmanabhan Ananth
An experience it was, very exhilarating
Over this suspended span, speeding
With my school pal in his luxury sedan
Connecting counties San Fran and Marin
Wonder bridge over Golden Gate strait
That connects the Bay to the Pacific might
Over a mile long of bright orange vermillion
Created last mid-thirties, costing many million
A small toll took us to Marin Headlands
For panoramic views of the city's towers
From a tower another day, I watched the bridge
Rising proud and mighty through dense fog
“High overhead its lights shall gleam,
Far, far below life’s restless stream.”
Penned verses Joe Strauss, the chief engineer
She has motivated many poets, far and near
But this bridge that connects the county
I hear, is link of death for unfortunate many.
Thousands since she was first opened
Have jumped into death-waters to life's end!
But can anyone fault her for their fall?
Akin to innocent kitchen knife that can also kill,
Can this colossal, beautiful bridge be blamed?
No, a 'Death Bridge' she can never be claimed! bRI
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