Desperation

By Jerri Melwin Dias
Jerri Melwin Dias is a blogger and freelance writer. He is a former student of St Aloysius College, Mangaluru and currently residing in the USA.
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January 6, 2020

Desperation



A river flows in thick woods
Heavy water swell the shore
Rushing to make its way to the sea
Drives with it all in its path.

A bird drifts in the middle of the river
Helplessness is only cry of the bird
Jaws of massive waters tear apart
Desperate to live cries for help.

There stood advisers either banks
Cry of help hover the banks of the river
Poor bird scream in desperation
Only to hear you can do it.

Helplessness intensified greatly
Experts advised in vain until the end
Birds anguish increased with despair
Fear covered at the sight of death.

Oh, how troubled life of a bird
Worries saddened only the desperate
Helpers helped in lip service
Hence died a lonely death.

Struggles of life choke us
Desperation is the only way of life
No one has ample time for others life
Fear will end our life perfectly.

 

Comment on this article

  • Vince Rodrigues, Thottam / Mississauga, Canada

    Tue, Jan 7 2020

    Dear Jerri Melvyn Dias:

    Poetic observation of facts of life.! When one submits to desperation, the end is doom. Wish the poet can help the helpless to win over the doom by at least try to win over by crying out for help to land into the bank of river and continue to bring meaning by seeking help and learn to taste success.

    Just a thought!!

    Agree [5]


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