renu kakkar

An Ambulance Passes - Poem by renu kakkar

It is the middle of the night,
the city sleeps and no one is in sight.
However, an ambulance passes,
with screaming siren and flasing lights.

The old lady down the lane,
had a sudden heart complain.
Her relatives being disturbed,
called the hospital without refrain.

In the rain the ambulance does go,
carrying within a precious cargo.
Loved by her relatives is the elderly,
their sleep they now will forgo.

To her are attached numerous pipes,
caringly her face her son wipes.
Concern written across his face,
he sees his life's memories in flashes.

The hospital comes in sight,
rushed into aura of bright light.
ICCU is where she is taken,
where entire ambiance is in white.

Pipes are again attached,
movements of organs monitored.
for her to breathe properly,
an oxygen mask is also tied.

Her son while sitting besides her
holding her hand begins to ponder.
Prays for her wellness he promises,
to earnestly devote love and time for her.

After some time the doctor comes again,
his words lift entire night's strain.
She is out of danger the doctor says,
but under observation will remain.

renukakkar 22.5.2012

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A regular feature during winters.

Comments about An Ambulance Passes by renu kakkar

  • Renu Kakkar (6/29/2012 1:51:00 AM)

    thanks all for liking the poem..this is a scene which is more common in winters.. (Report) Reply

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  • Sharad Juneja (6/6/2012 4:19:00 AM)

    beautifully described............ An incident of real life..... (Report) Reply

  • Saadat Tahir (5/24/2012 5:03:00 AM)

    beautiful working rhymes in most stanzas

    a superb portrayal of everyday happenings...done with a sensitivity and awareness
    loved reading

    be happy
    (Report) Reply

  • (5/24/2012 4:45:00 AM)

    Mom and son relationship formed well (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 24, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 24, 2012

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