Japan's earthquake and Tsunami

Rathnashikamani By Rathnashikamani, 26th Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/n5rlrj1k/
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It was a great sorrow but it has become a sorrow for a century to come, spiraling with the unstoppable and deadly radiation leaks.

Japan is reeling under the chain of disasters one after the other that triggered from the Earthquake but continuing to shake the hearts rending them with the impending doom of invisible but invincible radiation that is going to be there for at least half-century.

A giant wave came after the quake...

A giant wave came
after the splitting quake that broke the Earth;

and thousands dead and washed off.

Thousands of men, women,
Elders, children, infants,
Animals, small, big or as tiny as ants.

A myriad cars and boats floated in seawater
akin to
a hundred toys in a whirl of a bath tub.

The earth shook and cracked
and the sea swelled up to engulf
the things that were the work of people.

Many people
dear & near
still missing;
their friends and relatives
suddenly lost them forever;
if found, it would be a miracle
to see them emerge
from the debris of the hell cluttered.

Houses, automobiles, ships and
all that were the properties proudly-possessed,
all innumerable things that were 'made in Japan'
and elsewhere in the world.

All things unexpectedly washed off;
the defaced streets remain
as the ruins and captured on world television.

The lives were gone with the water!
What a sorrow is this
that wiped off the wonderful
and wealthy Fukushima.

The quake-triggered Tsunami
set a tragic chain reaction
that made the nuclear reactors
squeal with uncontrolled fission.

The radiation harnessed so well
has turned into a silent and invisible demon
spreading it wings
ever ready to devour more lives.

What a deadly threat -
by the Nature
that we loved
and wanted to save from all kinds of

What humans wanted from this Nature?
Only a green and healthy future
for their progeny to inherit,
But, Alas!

What wrong was there in the good intentions
to protect this mother Earth
from the pollution of smoke-emitting power plants?

You only wanted to make power from the atom
with a vision to keep the Earth clean.

O Japan,

I cry for you,
What soothing words shall I say
to console you immersed in such a great sorrow
wreaked by the colossal calamity.

No words can heal you;
No amount of charity can fetch
you clean water and food
saving you from the silently
growing radiation levels
threatening your survival.

We, the world citizens and fellow-human beings
wish you quick betterment
and recovery from this grief.

O Japan,
Your determination is known to the world,
you rose from the ashes of the World Wars

And now it is the time, again,
to rise and swim
though the catastrophe
of the Quake-driven Tsunami
that caused all this melancholy.

O Japan,
You rose like the fabulous bird Phoenix
from the ashes of World War;

Now you are into ashes again
to recycle yourself and emerge with
new energy and to be reborn as
an entirely new Phoenix.

Photo courtesy: http://photosoftsunamiinjapan.blogspot.com

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author avatar jvaughan
27th Mar 2011 (#)

You have described so well the tragedy Japan is being put through. You have also reminded us of the strength their culture posesses. They have always strived to achieve exellence in all they do. I'm confident even this devestation will not deter them from their goals.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
27th Mar 2011 (#)

Japan will rise from the ruins and be ever strong to survive the calamities.

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author avatar Songbird B
27th Mar 2011 (#)

So tragic, yet so well written, Rathnashikamani....We are richer through you being back with us my friend.... Your words always speak from the heart...

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
27th Mar 2011 (#)

So heart-touching are your words of appreciation.
Thanks again, Songbird.

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author avatar Retired
28th Mar 2011 (#)

beautiful and tragic--rich in pathos adn compassion.

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author avatar crazy diamond
30th Mar 2011 (#)

excellant article well done

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
13th Apr 2011 (#)

rama devi & diamond,

Thank you both for the compliments.

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