The Davit

The davit,
On a distress ridden ship,
Helping to lower the lifeboats,
With anxious people and perturbed souls,
Giving them a hope,
And a way out,
From the macabre stalemate,
For if I could,
I would be like that winch,
Always extending help,
To the ones who are dangling by a hinge.

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

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3 comments

  1. ‘Who are dangling by a hinge,’ …heartbreaking ! Every single one of us have a life boat to help those in which your lines express, (heart)
    Your poetry that I am discovering is enduring! Brilliantly attractive.

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