CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Cardiac Critical Care TSS 2020; 4(02): 169
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1721187
Perspective Insights

Beneath the Visor

Rohan Magoon
1  Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences (ABVIMS) and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India
ItiShri› Author Affiliations

    The gurney chisselled it's way

    Through the hubbub of dismay

    The forlorness in those hazel eyes

    Smeared my gauntlet with sweat and ice

    With exiguousness in every breath

    He seeks abundance in existence

    He suddenly clutches my hands

    Imprinting lines on my heart,

    His beseech ingress my armor

    While assurances cease beneath the visor

    The monitors though glint

    Yet reflect gloomy hint

    Shriek ostentatious sound

    Amidst I stand null and void

    The chasm inside ripping apart

    As the bulwark in me withers afar

    Horrendous tales of agony and demise

    Exsanguinating shackles prevent my rise

    Oh I pine for my child's warmth

    And miss the caresses of lover's arms

    I so long to adorn ritzy dreams

    And savour the solace serene

    My sense fails to prevail

    Raison de'tre dusty and daze

    Bhagwad Gita but beckons

    Selfeless ‘karma’ is the norm

    Lost in mirage like Arjuna

    Can't be chagrin to my Krishna

    So Corona dare not muddle my emotion

    Subservience to oath is my inclination

    I am a soldier sturdy in infirmity

    Pleading groans entrust my humanity

    This is destiny’s moment opportune

    Making flowers of faith and optimism bloom

    Bring back love, joy and smiles

    For my honey... And those HAZEL EYES…



    Support was provided solely from institutional and/or departmental sources.

    Competing Interest

    The authors declare no competing interests.

    Address for correspondence

    Iti Shri, MD
    Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences (ABVIMS) and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital
    Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi 110001

    Publication History

    Publication Date:
    03 November 2020 (online)

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