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M.D Dinesh Nair



Quiet flows a small river
And a small boat floats on its silence.
Nothing goes wrong for some time-
Nothing at all goes wrong....

There blooms a flower on the face of the lone sailor
As the river recedes and his boat triumphs forward,
He begins to sing a song-
A sweet song...

Nothing goes wrong for some more time-
Nothing goes wrong.
A small wind blows,
It grows into a storm next.

The song stops for at once
And the boat turns upside down.
The sea emerges
And it embraces the river.

Nothing goes wrong
As quiet flows this river.
Will you sit on the bank of this river for a while
To hear the cry of the sailor who sang on its waters once?

Submitted: Friday, October 04, 2013
Edited: Sunday, October 06, 2013

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  • marvin brato (10/10/2013 11:30:00 PM)

    Unprecedented events do happen in our lives, one way or another we succumb to it and only those whose spirit are keen remember! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (10/6/2013 4:57:00 AM)

    Unexpected storms can brew and capsize our small boats. But everything goes back to normal and we hardly think of the ones drowned in the sea of life! A pleasant write with a deep undertone of pathos! (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (10/6/2013 12:56:00 AM)

    Sure, I'd like to sit on the river bank for a while. I think the sailor would like to think that someone heard his cry. (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (10/5/2013 12:34:00 PM)

    A small river flows quietly and ends up quietly....but the sailor's song will haunt us forever. (Report) Reply

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