Rajnish Manga

Gold Star - 152,352 Points (September 10,1951 / Meerut (UP) / Presently at Faridabad (Haryana) , India.)

Thank God! ! - Poem by Rajnish Manga

Thank God! !
As you are back
From the tunnel of death,
trapped inside the murky depths
for nine days;
When a part of the tunnel caved in
And the fate of you two was sealed
In uncertainty for such a long duration.
Oxygen, food and communication restored
We can understand your emotions
When you tearfully asked the officers outside
To look after your family
It was no less than an ordeal and a miracle.
Your indomitable spirit
And the daunting task of the rescue team
With their skills and machines
Calibrated the long rescue work
Without a pause dug a big hole
Into the rocky tunnel
And turned despair into hope
Out you came in your world of light.
Thank God! !
Thank You, Administration
Thank You, Rescue team
God Bless You.

Topic(s) of this poem: hope, life and death, spirit

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Recently, a disaster struck in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh when a part of the incomplete tunnel, caved in. About 90 labourers managed to come out but two workers were trapped inside. Rescue work continued for nine days and they both were rescued safely.

Comments about Thank God! ! by Rajnish Manga

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (11/18/2017 12:04:00 PM)


    A natural disaster so well portrayed through this poem.
    So very happy to know that 90 labourers were rescued and even happier and
    relieved to know that the two trapped labourers were rescued too and are safe.

    Great work by the rescue team. A truly miraculous escape!
    Thank you Rajnish ji for sharing this incident.
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    Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (11/18/2017 11:18:00 PM)

    Yes, this was no less than a miracle. Thanks, Geeta ji, for a wonderful review of the poem and your kind words of appreciation.

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  • (8/2/2017 11:29:00 PM)


    The rescue and survival of these men was a miracle, told in
    a dramatic, exciting poem.
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    Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (8/3/2017 1:08:00 AM)

    Such operations need a lot of skill, technological backing, determination to act and will to succeed in this kind of a mission. It serves as a morale booster for the agencies involved. Thanks a lot, Michael.

  • Shimizu Mizuhala (5/25/2017 10:26:00 PM)


    Thank God! ! Is this your personal experience? (Report) Reply

    Shimizu Mizuhala Shimizu Mizuhala (5/26/2017 8:08:00 PM)

    I see, it's interesting.

    Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (5/25/2017 10:54:00 PM)

    Thanks for your visit and for reading the poem (Thank God! !) . No, not my personal experience. We were following it through Newspaper and TV reports.

  • Sem Ralfh (5/5/2017 5:36:00 AM)


    Thanking God is aiways good

    From the tunnel of death,
    trapped inside the murky depths
    for nine days;

    great write
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    Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (5/5/2017 12:45:00 PM)

    I am thankful to you for your kind visit to this poem and for your words of appreciation. It has been my privilege.

  • Jeanette Telusma (4/30/2017 2:02:00 PM)


    This poem made me feel your expressed happiness. To God be the Glory. (Report) Reply

  • (10/20/2016 8:05:00 PM)

    Thank God.
    The people who were rescued from the tunnel of death would feel tremendous
    relief and gratitude to the rescuers. Like a second chance at life. Gripping
    from start to finish. M. Walker.
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    Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (10/21/2016 1:30:00 PM)

    Yes, they must have been hugely grateful to the rescue team and the people who were following the entire operation through media reports with bated breath. Thanks a lot for your kind words, Micheal.

  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/7/2016 3:00:00 PM)


    Back from the tunnel of death! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (10/16/2015 2:33:00 PM)


    Blessings bewtowed on the workers shows the power of God, how delightful..... (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (10/3/2015 7:36:00 AM)


    So glad to see your poem in English! Somehow I missed it! The poem in its theme is also one for rejoicing! Yes, those men who saw death face to face for nine days got rescued finally through the combined effort of many! What sustained them in the tunnel for such long time is indeed a miracle! We can only see the providence of God here! Great write sir! (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/30/2015 5:04:00 AM)


    Most impressionable and intensive poem so nicely depicted. Thanks for sharing.....10 (Report) Reply

  • Liza Sudina (9/27/2015 12:57:00 PM)


    very actual tis poem sounds for me because my relative now is in hospital with a storke and we pray God for him.
    also 9 days says smth personal to me. great!
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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/26/2015 12:31:00 PM)


    Verily, thanks to God, administration and the rescue team for challenging the ordeal for the,
    sake of humanity.
    A lovely poem depicting the virtuous human nature of helping in crucial moments Unitedly.
    ..................................10
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  • Bhargabi Dei Mahakul (9/25/2015 6:56:00 PM)


    Very interesting expression trapped inside the creek for nine days and coming out of emotion is amazing definitely. Coming in word of light and thanking God gives definite shape to this poem shared....10 (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/23/2015 12:29:00 AM)


    Awesome way to thank Almighty for saving the lives................I liked it 10+++ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, February 12, 2016


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