Have you experienced an earthquake around the epicentre?I wonder how it feels to see one’s own life shattering,family dying and Home collapsing…
As the earth below me quivered,
I saw my home being razed,
My throat choked and I shivered,
Could do nothing and only gazed.
It was not the bricks that I cried for,
Nor the nifty things in ,that lay,
But for the warm those walls enclosed,
And the comfort that consoled me in dismay.
Now,when I couch at night in the shoddy camps,
Under the sky, in marl and eeriness,
I prefer the flicker of the lamps
Over the blues and this darkness.
It’s not a stronghold, it’s a winsome feeling,
I now know, why they long for it, who have none,
It’s a sentiment with the arm of healing,
I wish I had realised it much before
I had lost one.”