Civilisations are built, empires established
along the banks of rivers
People live , people love and also fight wars
seeds are sown, harvests reaped,
granaries filled and taxes paid;
all along the banks of rivers.
We talk in awe of ancient kings and their deeds
who ruled over these lands.
Such is the way history is written
everyday and every where in this world.
Only if those ruins could say the real story
of what had really happened
Why the river changed its course
leaving the flourishing hamlets to their fate.
What became of their Gods
who were supposed to bless them
bring prosperity to their homes .
Sands buried everything of whatever remained
all traces of those untold stories,
with the artifacts,roads , granaries.
The rivers changed their courses
and never returned back .
forgetting the people who built the cities
along the banks of rivers..