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The Catastrophe
by Kanchan Mahesh
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  Calm prevailed after the catastrophe
As destiny lay in dust
Crowds awe-struck and in chaos
Watch the dance of death

Children cry in hunger and thirst
As parents lay helpless with no limbs or life
Coffins of dust are made in minutes
As nature becomes furious with all her might

Yet the sunrays shimmer through the cloud of dust
An orphan finds her dead friend's parent
They discover some hope in each other
To live life again together

Life plays its cruel games once a while
That makes us lose our smiles
Its only when we extend our arms
Life finds another happy charm

We who live so far away
Can do nothing but wait and pray
Hope that one arm begets another
and sorrow is washed away for ever and ever!

January 26 ,2001
More by :  Kanchan Mahesh
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