If Not Now,Then When?

If not now,then when?
His hands folded into a prayer,i need an answer..
Pleading,the sailor looked up to the skies,
Show me a miracle!
And prove your worth to me.
He screamed,suffocating his tears in his bleeding heart,
Take my life,let them live,
And let my girl sail..

He looked at the kid’s playful laughs onboard
succumbed at the truth about Darkness of death awaiting them
He sighed,for he knew a secret that none knew
The girl whom he sailed for 30 years
Was injured,hit by a rock below and along with her
500 lives at stake,would sink into the unknown depth of the vast sea
Take my life,let them live,
And let my girl sail..

A newly wed couple smiled at him
Spreading their happiness of starting a new journey together
Little do they know that their journey is short-lived
He cringed,show me a miracle!
Cause thats what you can do now,don’t put on a deaf ear..
The failed sailor demanded,
Take my life,let them live
And let my girl sail..

He touched the old wood
And the rusted iron of his girl
Don’t let me down now,
I need you and my family back home
Needs me,but these souls need to live,
Girl..hang on and sail..
he hugged her dreched pillar and cried,an hour left
For his girl to become one of the sea,another titanic,he sighed..

If not now,then when?he cried out loud
When every little happiness on this ship
Turns into a graveyard of death?
Let the kids live,they have to,
Let the men and women live,to go back to their loved ones on shore
Let the old couple live a long life and die on their soft beds,asleep
Take my life,let them live
And let my girl sail..

A sharp pain grabbed his heart
His breath fighting to stay,to go
His nerves cringing for any blood to flow
He held his chest and hit the floor
His blue lips kissed his girl and smiled
She didn’t let him down and sailed
Before she could sink and hit the unknown land
The man above ,took his life
Let them live and let his girl finish her last sail..

The miracle that he never saw and nobody knew was thus buried in her….


2 thoughts on “If Not Now,Then When?

  1. Ranju says:

    Your words are so powerful. Beautiful poem. *Feels*


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