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With a  whir  the motor boat spurts into life

excitement and smiles drawn on the faces

the waters whispering secrets to the heart

embracing all in a blanket of serene tranquility!


The eyes feast on its calm blue persona

the lens all set to capture its alluring beauty

the cool sea breeze caresses the body

initiates  a conversation with the gentle waves!



“Putt putt” stutters the engine to an inert state

the motor seems to have died an untimely death

the wait for the rescue boat to arrive is a long one

stranded right in the middle of the blue expanse!


The hot afternoon sun blazing in all its glory

the water gleaming golden under its gaze

unwanted thoughts torment the mind

takes refuge in prayers to dispel the fear!


An hour long wait seems like eternity,

the rescue boat bringing in a sigh of relief

the ride back  in silence and reflection

offering gratitude for a safe docking at the port.


This actually happened to us at Chilka lake in Orissa  which covers an area of over 1000 sq. kms.We spent some anxious time stranded in the middle of the huge water body. Have you ever been stranded at any place? Do share your experience.


32 comments on “Stranded!

  1. boundlessblessingsblog
    February 5, 2018

    Wow great words written on being stranded, Radhika and yes it sure happens with us sometimes and in the middle of the ocean it sure is scary. A nice poem.

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  2. thewritewomanblog
    February 5, 2018

    That does sound like you had a frightening experience as you waited for the rescue to arrive. It sure sounds scary but I must say that on the plus side, you have made a beautiful poem out of that, Radhika. 🙂

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  3. balroop2013
    February 5, 2018

    Radhika, I am amazed at the beautiful poem you could churn out of an unpleasant experience you have had in the middle of a lake. I can understand the angst very well as it brings back memories of the day I fell into Naini Lake and our trip could have turned into a nightmare for my teenage children 🙂 Luckily the boat was nearing the shore and the oar man seemed to be alert!

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 5, 2018

      Omg! Balroop that must have been a harrowing experience. You must all have been terribly shaken up. Glad that the oarsman was alert and did all that was required to help you out.

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  4. Megala
    February 5, 2018

    OMG ! This is really a frightening experience, I’m scared of deep water !!

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  5. DeepikasRamblings
    February 5, 2018

    I liked the way you brought out the excitement in the first part of your poem and how the same excitement turns into a nightmare in the second part.
    Indeed a scary and harrowing experience 😢

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  6. vikramhereblog
    February 5, 2018

    That is scary yet good.

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  7. Feelings and Freedom
    February 5, 2018

    Oops! I am terrified to think of your state of mind in those few moments. But how beautifully you have weaved a poem out of your trauma. Lovely!

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 5, 2018

      That one hour was really tense. Can only thank Almighty for bailing us out safely. Glad that you enjoyed the poem Vandana. Many thanks 🙂

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  8. Divya Deepak Rao
    February 5, 2018

    You’ve described that experience with such a beautiful string of words Radhika! It must have been such a worrisome hour especially under the blazing sun…

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  9. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder
    February 6, 2018

    Oh! Really! We have visited the Chilka lake three times. But, surely whenever I’ll be there in the future, I’ll remember this piece of yours. Not at all a good experience, but still you’ve made it poetic… 🙂

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  10. Pantho The Tragic Hero
    February 6, 2018

    I have been to Chilika lake. It is spectacular. And you brought the perfect essence through your writing.


  11. Lukhi Diamond
    February 7, 2018

    thank you so much for sharing.your post is very important for me and really so useful,i like this.. 🙂 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. almeidadepaulo
    February 10, 2018

    Very nice Radhika!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Beautiful poem with so much of angst and anxiety!! All well that’s ends well

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