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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 815

Master of the symphony

Consultant Pediatric Intensivist, Rainbow Children's Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Date of Submission25-Jun-2020
Date of Acceptance20-Jul-2020
Date of Web Publication18-Dec-2020

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Madhusudan Samprathi
Consultant Pediatric Intensivist, Rainbow Children's Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore - 560 076, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/aian.AIAN_677_20

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Long long ago when no one knows,

Somewhere, somehow, like He chose

On the primordial ocean shone the sun,

And the tiniest form of life begun.

One became two, two became four,

Until from one were so many more

Of air, of water, or light, no dearth

Life set out to flourish on earth.

The heart beat and lungs breathed,

The kidneys, gut and liver, pleased

Each for other, by blood they clung,

Together a happy song they sung!

And then one day when Satan struck

The song broken, the rhythm amuck

The beats stopped, the breaths ceased

The kidneys dry, and gut diseased.

Entered the healers with tools of magic,

Decades of wisdom, reason and logic

Beaming with pride, to answer the call,

Raring to go and conquer them all.

Air went in and air came out,

Breathing life into the rout!

Blood came out to become pure,

Its starved friends craved for cure.

The heart endured, the lungs healed,

The salvaged kidneys began to yield.

But alas! The brain! It never woke

Somewhere along, forever broke!

When all was well in harmony

Each for other, in the symphony

The brain, the master, ran the show

His quiet presence hard to know

When the master failed to mend,

Alas, the symphony had to end!

Beyond the magic or might of man,

Prevailed at last, was His plan!

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