This Water From The Sky

This devastation is beyond any measure

I wish it was only a bad dream

The ruthless water kept pouring from the sky

Houses , fields , animals and small children just swept away

They watched their heaven being dissolved into mud by mere water

The mighty torrents snatched their land and livelihood from them

They had to surrender all to water from above

All they had, kept running away from them , was it real they doubted

Water a necessity, water a commodity , water a life source , water their old friend

Betrayed them and robbed them from all

Water gave them the distress they would never forget

They even wondered where to burry their dead ones

As there was no dry land left for graves

The life was beautiful and natural only a few days ago

Fathers and brothers worked in their fields

Mothers and grandmas fed and patted their dear animals

Sisters were spreading new embroidered covers on kitchen shelves

All gone , all gone and demolished on a massive scale

Let me wipe your tears my dear human kind

For our hearts are now the only dry land left between you and I

Poem by Ruqia Ismat

Saturday , August , 2022.

Note : cilmate -induced rains have recently caused floods and destruction on massive scale in Pakistan . There has been loss of both properties and lives beyond any measure . Being a very sensitive person I have written this poem on the current situation .

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11 Comments

  1. I pray to God you and all your loved ones are safe πŸ™

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    1. Ruqia Ismat says:

      Thank you my kind friend . Yes , we are safe. That destruction is going on mostly in villages .

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      1. I’ll pray for them πŸ™

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      2. Ruqia Ismat says:

        Thank you so much . God bless and reward you . πŸ™πŸ™‚

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  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Very poignant, flooding is absolutely devastating

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    1. Ruqia Ismat says:

      Yes , it’s, We are having the worst floods in our national history perhaps . Insult to an injury . There are different options here . For example some people are saying , we deserve it being lazy nation . We did not build new dams . Others are saying it’s because of our collective sins . These are the opinions of people among us . Well , a person like me is especially hurt by the second opinion . Mostly , I stay away from national news . πŸ™πŸ’”

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      1. Nope, Not Pam says:

        Climate change is most likely cause, and that is a global issue

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      2. Ruqia Ismat says:

        Yes , right πŸ™

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  3. bagderasimon says:

    Bonjour, j’aime

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    1. Ruqia Ismat says:

      Thank you πŸ™

      Liked by 1 person

      1. bagderasimon says:

        Je vous en prie

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