Beautiful Poems – Contributed by Cmde R S Malia (Retd)

2 Feb



You a frightening object, a guarding angel,

is a creation like waters around!

Many a ship drawn to you have floundered !

The tides at times submerge you

leaving no trace or sound.


But suddenly

YOUR invincible profile emerges

to remind profound faith in God’s creation.


Man holds you in awe.

Sea’s fury enhances your display of majestic show,

steadily, but surely you outbid all.


Danger beckons but you stall !

No deposit of times you are …………….

Sea and You were borne

to challenge man’s courage.


Tides and storm leave you untouched –

Again to emerge a sentinel,

a demanding creation to those who dare to touch.




Trumpets, blast of bugles sound, wreaths of flowers,

Very often to honour you.


One looks at you recognizes you..

a soldier, who laid his life,

for the Nation.


We don’t know your origin,

but pride and determined brave approach,

reflected in your eyes when you were alive.


You gave your life thus keeping our tomorrow safe.

Your brave deeds inspire your old comrades and

Nation bows to you.


WISH I could talk to you in person

but stones don’t talk.

Still, your face answers every question.


LIVE on you stone magnet …

thus give us courage

and recharge our loyalty to Nation.


You represent a great Sentinel ….

Live on our son.





The high tide rises

wind whips across its waves,


One is lost to the world,

Watching, thinking and admiring ……..

the fury of ocean.


One’s loneliness is cured

by the beauty and sight of these traveling waves,

churning the ocean,


Rising and falling regularly, but not silently.

Each cascade of water, has a message to deliver

“who rises will fall as their destiny guides,”


We mortals follow it

and realize that intensity of emotions,

are ever a part of one’s existence.


Sun, that burnished ball fire

ceases the day disappearing beyond horizon,

and ends the cycle leaving all, to hope it will shine again.


Thus makes us thrive

with joy and aspiration.



4 Responses to “Beautiful Poems – Contributed by Cmde R S Malia (Retd)”

  1. A.Karunakaran January 24, 2012 at 2:31 PM #

    24 January 2012

    TREE PLANTATION likely to take place

    In Memory of INS Khukhri [Frigate] and Tribute to the Eighteen Officers and 176 sailors who became Martyr in Nation’s Cause during Indo-Pak war on night December 9, 1971 from the coast of Diu with our beloved friends A Kabilan, Tel I and outstanding Captain Mahendra Nath Mulla who strongly believed that the nation comes first, that the men he commands come next, and his safety comes last by sinking with the ship in brave and real heroic action.

    By VSF Chennai Chapter, during veteran sailor’s Family get together at INS Adyar on 29 January 2012.

    A.Karunakaran, veteran sailor, O.No.93535, Tel I


    • Ranjit Singh November 22, 2012 at 6:02 AM #

      Beautiful poem by Cmde Malia, refreshes my memories of our association with Great Estern.. He used to visit Mobil Shipping Co’s. office at Forbes, Mumbai in 1980’s.

      Ranjit Singh
      Ex PO(TEL)
      Ex Systems Advisor
      Mobil Shipping Co.


  2. Sudeep Sen October 15, 2011 at 7:29 AM #

    Excellent Poems. Must have published as compendium of Cmde Sirs collections


  3. dinesh chandra kandwal ex yeoman of signals August 20, 2011 at 3:08 PM #

    beautiful peom,hearing from my first commanding officer (INS VENDURUTHY 1968)WE SALUTE YOU


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