(Inspired by the status by Pervez Ahmed after the earthquake on 18th September, 2011)
Ashen faces running down, panic reigns
As a sudden tremor shakes the ground
From the feet of the Himalayas up north
To the far lying southern shores.
Millions of people all around run at once
Toward some open space, each trying
To outrun the one in front, for dear life.
The ground, the trees and the buildings trembled too
With everything we have overbuilt
In the name of growth and prosperity.
Continental plates waging war down below
That is Nature in her solemn ways saying, “Hello!”