A CROWNING IRONY
Pages of history hoary,
Time’s wind through them flutes a melody.
Lessons unlearned forever,
Death’s march, silent as multitudes suffer.
A spread ceaseless across boundaries man-made,
A pall deathly achieved sans knife or blade.
Of hygiene disciplined sans ordeal.
Relentless progress to its call clarion,
Ignoring tenets of wisdom’s bastion.
A calamity herculean in an era elite,
A symphony toneless heralding a murderous fleet.
Dr M A Srilakshmi
Dr Srilakshmi Adhyapak is a doctor and has specialized in Interventional cardiology. She is presently Faculty, Associate Professor at the Department of Cardiology, St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India. She composes poems during leisure and derives inspiration from nature and events around
her. Some of the disturbing events have been captured in poetry, most poems
being a celebration of life and nature.