Humanity Dying On Roads






I am the one who is loved by my family
blessed with a caring wife
and an adorable son

My son is just an year old
I get refreshed with his warming smile

Life is so beautiful
and precious

With one collission
it changed

Once I opened my eyes
found myself near
the tyres of truck

I was lying on the enfeebling road
and my eyes were
asking for help
nobody came to me
the humanity was dying on the road

After 3 hours police called my closed ones
not a single drop of blood
visible on my body
not even a scratch
but something beyond  was troubling me
I could not breathe
something was pressing upon
I was taken to the hospital
but the hospitals were refering the case
taking support from oxygen
lying on stretchure in ambulance


My body was hurting
aching
my breathe was leaving my body
waiting in ambulance
for life
flashes of my son and wife was repeating in front of my eyes.

They need me and I needed more breath
to reach the hospital where I could get life
Life was never that important to me

Voices were fading
breathing was breaking
heart beat stopped

I am no more
but left my loved ones
crying
nobody can fill that Vacuum I created


I left a few questions to all those who pulled life from me:
1] Why did nobody bothered to save my life when I was dying on road?
2] Why did the hospital not equipped and try to save people when they need it most?

28 comments:

Geeta Singh January 12, 2011 at 3:46 AM  

speechless:( v sad
people are least bother about whats happening around them ..just busy with there lives

Always Happy January 12, 2011 at 4:26 AM  

Aww..that was one touchy poem.

It happens Pratibha. I have known a person to loose his life because help did not arrive in time..worst thing was someone stole his watch and wallet from the site of accident....hate to even think how can one fall to such low..

Ushnish Ghosh January 12, 2011 at 7:04 AM  

Dear Doc
It is dreadful but your writing is superb.
You have raised valid questions, I know why it is so in India but I dont see any solution..I recall many decades back i had taken a dying accident victim to the hospital and the police caught me with charges that I might have hit the person...and I was made to sit at the police station for hours...sick...
But I can say, in Calcutta and Bombay people still take accident victims to hospital...but rarely or never in Delhi.
In spite of supreme court order still hospitals refuse to treat until the police come.
Anyway ...
Will look forward to more writing from you
Have a nice day and Happy New year

magiceye January 12, 2011 at 8:05 PM  

tragic

Pratibha The Talent January 12, 2011 at 11:31 PM  

@geeta-yes people are just racing for nothing.

Pratibha The Talent January 12, 2011 at 11:35 PM  

@Always happy-thanks dear for the appreciation.Stealing belongings of dying person-pathetic!

Pratibha The Talent January 12, 2011 at 11:41 PM  

@Ushnish Ghosh sir-thanks for the your encouraging comment.
I know people avoid to indulge in matters where police is involved and sometimes its our law and order which is pushing humanity to the back seat.
Awareness is generating at the cost of lives.

Mohan January 13, 2011 at 12:44 AM  

The world has become so mechanical, we have no time for others. So are those others to us. Hard to believe but that is the reality.

Shri Ram Ayyangar January 13, 2011 at 5:57 AM  

You have very aptly brought out the agony and expectations of a person dangling between life & death.

Sathish Kumar January 13, 2011 at 6:44 AM  

//I am no more
but left my loved ones crying
nobody can fill that Vacuum I created//

Words slam deep and ugly silence of our Conscience when it ought not to, Pratibha..!

Actually our deafness and dumbness kill much the dying persons than the agony they undergo. Shame on us..!

Purba January 13, 2011 at 6:34 PM  

This is no way to die....Every year newspapers print road accidents as mere statistics, how many of us spare a thought for the devastated families that were left behind.

Rajesh January 13, 2011 at 9:07 PM  

This is too bad. The way the things are it will not get better.

subtlescribbler January 14, 2011 at 2:42 AM  

heart breaking. i remember a friend of mine who lost her father in a road accident and reading this poem i could completely relate to her family's plight :(
v need to be more compassionate to the people around...

sarah

Maitreyee Bhattacharjee chowdhury January 14, 2011 at 3:57 AM  

we need to be jplted like this at times..with poetry about grave issues too..thanks

Nehha N Josshi January 15, 2011 at 12:04 AM  

It's been high time since we get done with the 'chalta hai' attiude. Very well emoted:)

Sakhi Shah January 15, 2011 at 3:15 AM  

Very beautiful, very touching. I like how the simple language enhances the impact. Keep writing. :)

Mohinee January 15, 2011 at 10:19 AM  

Pratibha! Really touched ....! I had road accident last yr and i was trying to shout for help..but ppl didn't come for some time.....finally i cudn't shout and preyed to God.....ya! then some ppl came and helped! Fortunately my condition was not that serious..yOu really expressed all those feelings and my experience!

Pratibha The Talent January 17, 2011 at 1:02 AM  

@magiceye and mohan-yes this is reality.

Pratibha The Talent January 17, 2011 at 1:05 AM  

@Shri Ram Ayyangar sir-Thanks Sir.

@Sathish-yes very true our deafness and dumbness depicts humanity is dying these days.

Pratibha The Talent January 17, 2011 at 1:07 AM  

@Purba-thats very true indeed.

@Rajesh-can't deny that.

Pratibha The Talent January 17, 2011 at 1:14 AM  

@Sarha-this post is actually dedicated to those who faced these kinds of accidents and just trying to enact what they might have felt through this poem.
thats very sad your friend lost her father and may god give strength to her family.

Pratibha The Talent January 17, 2011 at 1:15 AM  

thanks Nehha and Maitreyi and welcome to my blog.

Pratibha The Talent January 17, 2011 at 1:17 AM  

@Sakhi shah-thanks for the inspiring words.

2Mohini-thats s really sad that you had such an accident where people were deaf and dumb.

Marinela Reka January 18, 2011 at 8:55 AM  

Touching... very well written!

Ode to Motherhood January 19, 2011 at 9:57 AM  

Powerful. Very emotional too.

Thank you for the visit, and for your kind words.

Pratibha The Talent January 19, 2011 at 9:21 PM  

Thanks Marinella.

Pratibha The Talent January 19, 2011 at 9:22 PM  

@Ode to Motherhood-Thanks for your kind words and visit on my blog.

Siddhartha Joshi January 28, 2011 at 2:49 AM  

This is so sad...

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