She shudders and quavers, jolts and shivers
And all hell is let loose
Her fury unleashed, her force unimaginable,
Nurturer turns destroyer as upon life she tightens the noose.
In a moment humanity stands humbled
Brought down to its very knees,
Our differences no longer matter, its only survival that’s paramount
Cities collapse and hearts sink as everything crumbles to a debris
By the time she calms, the damage is done
Irreversible, irreparable and complete.
Lives bite the dust and dreams wither,
Failing to withstand the fury, history too just ceases to be!
Coming to terms with the vagaries of life
Resilience will triumph and life will begin to reknit.
The tragedy spurs kindness hitherto eclipsed
Shaken and saddened, the world pitches in to do its bit
As we grieve the terrible losses,
And mourn the void that would remain forever unfilled,
The paradox never ceases to amaze – what do we inhabit?
A merciless planet or a thriving earth – luxurious and fulfilled?
Is this nature’s way to humble us into kindness
So we see each other’s worth and indispensability?
To remind us of the value of beauty and art, of peace and serenity,
So we pledge upon ourselves to steer our species towards blissful eternity!