Friday, 12 February 2016

Born to die

There in those shores
as she lies ,
finally she closes her eyes .
But she is salmon
she is born to die.
Charles happily took her away .
He didn't think twice
about brave salmon's life .
Because she was salmon ,
she had to die .
Amidst the strong current ,
she found her mate.
How could she now escape her fate?
But she was salmon.
She was born to die.
Bereft of any apprehensions
as she completed her
long swim to death,
she wished to know
if the orphaned fries
ever realize her sacrifice?
Or they too will say
Because she was salmon,
she had to die .
- Tanushree Dutta