On 15th January,2014 at 0630hrs in Delhi I had an acute and excruciating pain radiating from back to abdomen. Doctors diagnosed it a stone in kidney. My son brought me to Thane ( a suburb of Mumbai on 18th Jan 14) This poem originated as some friends at www.verdurez.com desired that I should write a poem on Stone and Pain. So the poem was written on 21 Jan 2014
Stone and Pain
A dam allowed not to be built
Till opposition decided to be so
Thinking it will stop the flow
Agitated protesters gathered in mass
Daily routine went to toss
Rolling stones, I was told
Gathers no moss
But gathered it, for sure
There seemed no immediate cure.
A 6 mm stone threw the life, out of gear
Piggy back was pain
Turning the sane Govt., insane.
Mob swelled applying pressure
Threatening barricades ,blocking the lane
Testing the endurance with excruciating pain
Govt. gave up, signalling a truce
Allowing opposition to play their malicious game
Supporting its agenda yet with disdain
Waves after waves, it waxed and waned
Hitting the shore
Back and forth, time and again
Absent were nausea, fever and vomiting
That was some silver lining.
A foreign hand intervened
Dictated a policy expertly framed
Road map was drawn for prosperity
Of an aging but agile entity.
You dear stone and dear pain
Owe, it to you as I
Came to know
My body better than before
And its governance
Which you tore.
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