The Drowning Child

Flailing his arms, struggling in vain,
Was another child drowning,
In the grasp of the merciless waters;
He choked, and spluttered,
And gasped for air,
But none came, except more waters;
His resistance chipped
Apart bit by bit,
His struggles now perfunctory, languid;

P’rhaps the want of energy,
Slowed his labors to keep
His head above the waters;
Or p’rhaps, he understood
That death was near,
That there was no escape from its clutch;

Dark plaques appeared on the
Vision of the boy; and his shoulders
Sagged in resignation;
And so pushed and shoved and probed,
By the cutting streams of gushing waters,
He was swept ahead;

Some spirit, however, yet lurked
In his chest; and raising his hands,
He mustered energy to make one last struggle;
Beating back resignation into submission
To his wet but unusually daunting will
For the last time;
Having faith beyond the apparent death,
That so solemnly hung above his head,
To have one last go;

And lo! His hands closed around some icy metal;
A foothold found, he ascended it in desperation;
Vision somewhat clearing, the grey pylon
To which he clung to, loomed into focus;
Glancing down, some relief
Transpired in those naïve eyes;
The churning waters no longer could reach him.

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14 thoughts on “The Drowning Child

  1. Hira says:

    well m glad dis 1 din die! :p
    a nice write thou inspiring wen it cumz 2 struggle 2 stay alive n 2 hope!

  2. Hira says:

    nt alwaz jus mostly :p

  3. Hira says:

    n u say m depressing!

  4. Hira says:

    dey still cum 4m ur imagination :p

  5. Hira says:

    imagination spun 4m ur thoughts. thoughtz dat reveal a persons personality. get it nw? 😛

  6. Hira says:

    i hate dis emoticon wen it gets lyk dat i duno luks mocking or devilsh or sumat x.x

  7. Hira says:

    ifinally 😛

  8. Hira says:

    ofc u will :p

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