Anger on the faultline (tsunami)

The wall of sea water roars
down in unsatiated appetite,
mashing all on the way;
Anger on the faultline
brooks no favours.

Many affrighted cries were
swept away; convulsive sobs
of the living choked in the
entrails of hopelessness;
Relief may or may not reach
them; where to retrieve the
roots from disembowelled sand?
or to relive the agony of
renewal, the irreplaceable
loss of the dear ones?

On the trail of the mutilated
coastline the debris reveals
dessicated memories; The
orphaned stare at the bleached
skyline; smelling the stench
eagles circle high, darkly
eyeing the emaciated dogs;
vandals reap a windfall
out of sightless death.

Hearts open up in a tide of
compassion for the disconsolate;
Today’s danger could return
in the morrow.

The joy of living expires in
the unforeseen tunnel of death;
And the despair of loss.

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About K.S.Subramanian

Published two volumes of poetry through the Writers Workshop, Kolkata, India titled Ragpickers and Treading on gnarled sand. My poem Dreams bagged the cash prize award from Asian Age, a reputed daily. Poems and short stories have appeared in several web sites of reputation and standing. Writing is a nourishing experience. Otherwise feel emaciated.

6 thoughts on “Anger on the faultline (tsunami)

  1. Amita Paul

    “ … where to retrieve the roots from disembowelled sand ? “
    Powerful images of the devastation wrought by a catastrophe.


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