Death of a stray dog



How does it differ or what is strange !

This is also the 'another way'

sudden and sharp.- in a moment crushed

like when some one by  a lightning struck !

Now,' dead' will go in another way

 dragged by tail --the  municipal -type

Each day on street  or so many sites

the  'DEATH- s'  do happen of similar type

this  usual urban- habits of life !

Any special rating ,  dog ! did you have

the chain or belt ;   johny - julie -name

Nothing at all !- you ,  only   'stray dog !'

Yet must have  left some kids -  orphaned

or someother forgotten spouse behind ?

How it matters -- to whom , though !

Life  builds and grows ,-- ever, this way

and most often with such  abruptl ends !

Best !,-- you had not  to  suffer long

 streched-out, prolonged  pangs of Death .

Or !-  did ' lovers' on speeding car -- know

what spattering blood is  on their wheel

how it matters  to whom --now, though !

On the highway , too I -- drove behind

speeding cars on either side

spectrum '-saarees' on risiding yards

 thing,-- look  so  normal as any  time

Yet a missing -life ; none will remember hence !

Smashing the DOORS of Life
this sudden embracing of DEATH
defeating even God's sanctioned life !
( composed  - 1974. in Bengali  ; now translated )

 
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Submitted by phanibhusan_b on November 16, 2016

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