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A World Shattered

Updated on June 7, 2017
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A World Shattered


The earth shakes,
Not the shelters alone,
Dreams dashed deep,
Feet ceased to tread,
Worlds shattered,
In a moment !

Kids lost bosoms,
Mothers forgot laughs,
Smiles vanished away ,
Life's toils gone waste,
Hearts broken,
In a moment !

Several souls alone,
Not a shoulder to cry,
Hopes buried deep,
Memories cherished,
Out of sight,
In a moment !

Tears pierced space,
Heavens wept,
Beliefs trembled,
Tongues muted,
Whispers gone,
In a moment !


Can we think of times ?
Can we touch the depth ?
Can we hear words ?
Can we look at clouds ?
Senses gone silent,
In a moment !


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      farie 2 years ago

      It was a great tragedy... We should condole them and encourage them...Most important pray for them..

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      No words suffice to realize the loss and pain of the people. In this hour of extreme grief, they need all help and support. Farie, thanks for your visit and sharing your feelings.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      So sad, indeed. As you say there really are not words to suffice this horrible tragedy. The tragedy will be a long time for the ones who made it through also. Prayer for them and gratitude for those of us who have never faced anything like this. May the gratitude be far reaching.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Jackie, our brothers and sisters who have suffered at the hands of this giant disaster need our help and soothings words that you expressed with so much concern. Thanks for your heartfelt comments.

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      Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      I cannot imagine the grief they are going through. My heart goes out to them. My prayers are with them

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Yes, Harish.

      I've already sent my condolences to the people I know there. More emphasis on the ancient Truth that all we ever have is the Eternal Now. My empathies for the Nepalese people. I have been there and it is a beautiful country. Thanks for highlighting this. Much peace.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Dana, humanity could be saved from such disaster only if some day scientists found out a way out to predict it beforehand. This earthquake has taken a heavy toll of human lives and caused so much devastation in Nepal and some parts of India. Our country has been helping our neighbor to tackle the tragedy effectively. Thanks for your heartfelt sentiments.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Manatita, my dear brother, in this hour of sorrow and pain, people need such soothing words and kind help. How some moments of destiny change the human lives so drastically ! We feel so helpless but never lose determination to stand again and face life again. Thanks for being with the suffering humanity with your kind words. All peace.

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      Chris Mills 2 years ago from St. Louis, MO until the end of June, 2017

      Harishprasad, such a devastating tragedy and your poetry has placed a finger right on the key point. The vital spirit of people has been crushed. They no longer feel. They just cry. I hope that aid reaches all of the living swiftly and that the needs are met. Thank you for sharing with us.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Chris, thousands of lives were lost in a sudden jerk of time. People who have survived need all emotional and physical help from the rest of the humanity. Your kind and soothing words express all what needs to be done at the moment. Thanks for visiting this hub and for such kind comments.

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      It's a great tribute, Harish Prasad. You have picturized the whole thing in your poetic lines so clearly. It is a great disaster, unrepairable loss. How they are bearing it only God knows.

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you for writing this hub Harishprasad ji!

      This is a great gesture to pay tribute by your poem.

      We have still not recovered from this sad-sad tragedy. The deadly Earthquake has led to large scale devastation and destruction all over.

      Let us all pray for our fellow human beings. Thank you and voted up!

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Dear Venkatachari, the cherished abodes and thousands of lives were lost at the hands of this great calamity. All measures are required to be taken to restore the dwellings of victims. No words are capable enough to express this tragedy. Thanks for visiting this hub and voting. I appreciate your concern for the suffering humanity.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Chitrangadasharan, Kashmir flood, damaged crops and now earthquake. Our country has faced so much within a short span of time. Our neighbor, Nepal has been going through a difficult time after the earthquake. We have been acting as a friendly neighbor in this hour of crisis. Thanks for such heartfelt comments.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Meaningful, sensitive and caring Harish. I voted it up, shared and pinned it.

      Kevin

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Appreciate your sincere and heartfelt comments. This earthquake has shattered so many lives. Kevin, thanks for your visit and for all voting and sharing.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      My prayers and thoughts are on your words and this crisis. Jamie

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Jamie, I appreciate your comments. Thanks for your visit to this hub and expressing concern for the distressed people.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Very sorry about the disaster, praying fir the survivors to be brave and the dead to rest in peace

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      peachpurple, my friend, your sentiments are greatly appreciated. Thanks for your kind words and for visit to this hub.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone there--beautiful write!

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Audrey, there is so much pain and suffering. This earthquake has altered people's lives. I appreciate your sincere and sympathetic words. Thanks for reading and appreciating this poem.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sad, beautiful poetry. Such a tragedy. We live here in earthquake country, but we haven't seen a big quake in twenty years. I have seen the aftermath of a huge quake and it is terrifying. Anyway, your poetry captured it perfectly.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Vis-a-vis these calamities, we humans have such an delicate existence. Though some structural changes and use of specific materials in our dwellings can be helpful to minimize losses, we have no other alternative in sight. Bill, thanks for such heartfelt comments and for appreciating this poem.

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      So fragile is our existence. And how suddenly all life can change. We are well reminded to cherish each moment. The great sadness here can seem overwhelming. A fine poem in tribute.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Eric, the loss and pain goes beyond words. I grappled with words and felt sad vibes in my heart. You said it in so soothing words. Thanks for being with the suffering humanity with your kind words and for appreciating this poem.

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      Chandrashekhar Siva 2 years ago from Chennai

      The tragedy couldn't have been worded better.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Siva, I appreciate your comments. Thanks for stopping by and reading this hub.

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      Padmajah Badri 2 years ago from India

      An unforgettable tragedy portrayed highlighting the pain,sufferings,uncertainty about life of earthquake victims of Nepal.Your Hub is a sincere dedication for all earthquake victims of Nepal.Thank you.Happy writing.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Padmajah, thanks for going through this hub and showing concern for the victims. The loss of thousands of lives, and devastation of such beautiful dwellings in Nepal is a very sad chapter in human history. I appreciate your comments.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      I followed this horrible event in the news. Your poem captured your feelings of despair and sadness very well.

      I hope by now some normalcy has been restored, but I wonder how that could ever happen after all this.

      We have hurricanes here that destroy, but nothing to compare with this terrible event.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Thanks for your visit to this hub, Mary. These natural disasters create such an havoc and alter people's lives drastically. Still, human spirit is great and the people move on in spite of all suffering and losses. Your comments showing great concern are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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      Hari Prasad S 24 months ago from Bangalore

      Harish,

      you have really poured your feelings out.

      - hari

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      Harish Mamgain 24 months ago from India

      Thank you Hari. Natural disasters change human lives much beyond our comprehension. Thanks for appreciating this piece.

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      Hari Prasad S 24 months ago from Bangalore

      Check few of my poems too. Let me know your views.

      - hari

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      Harish Mamgain 24 months ago from India

      Hari, I read one your poems and enjoyed it. I 'll be glad to read more of your work, my friend. Thank you.

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