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Homage to the victims.

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English Poetry

That X-mas, the whole day,

By the Bengal’s bay,

I did only rejoice.

 

Fisher folk’s music and dance

This set everyone to a trance;

My next bundle of joy,

Just a few weeks away.

 

 

The same place next day

Turns into a cemetery;

The waves, a palm tree’s high,

Hit the shore, millions die;

 

Why did nature withhold her fury,

For one more day?

Do those fishermen I saw the day before

Still exist on the same shore?

Stripped of houses, kith and kin?

I know not;

 

Every year the same day

Earnestly I pray;

 

For all those who were left behind;

And all those departed,

Even before they realized –

What had happened.

 

I pledge to live every moment

with the purpose; easily said;

Yet , I give a try.

 

As the role, at present,

Could also be the reason why,

YOU had caused the delay.

© kanchana selvakumar


 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. medhini says:

    A beautiful poem that brings
    forth a sad feeling, Kanchana.

  2. Ray says:

    Hi Kanchana
    I did read this when it was first posted with the intention of coming back to it. I do appologise for not commenting earlier but I do find this a very poignant write. I actually lost a good friend to the tsunami who was holidaying in Phuket.

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