Thursday, 6 November 2014

Fair?

         

Hungry waves pounce on

Tender tasty meat of earth

Tsunami in hearts

Who will ask whom if it’s fair

The dead man sighs with blank stare

 

 

Written for MTB d’Verse ~ Fair

 

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22 comments:

  1. fair...no life is not...so much can be wiped away in a split second....

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  2. pretty crazy video as well....the music gets the heart thumping a bit as the scenes roll on...

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  3. This is definitely another unfairness, Sumana. I think the 'dead man' probably knows the answer to his own question!

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  4. Indeed. What is fair when the day is fair and in an unexpected instant death overtakes one without any sound or preparation! Well said.

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  5. it is frightening to see how forceful nature can be... and the tsunamis in our hearts can cause so much destruction as well if we're not careful...

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  6. The wrath of the ocean is merciless and this sudden death is painful, many people lost everything.

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  7. no - life isn't fair, but it certainly favors the bold. :)

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  8. Sumana, this is heartbreaking, as families are separated, thousands die, and what people have built is destroyed, ruined ...along with earthquakes, tornadoes and other natural disasters...makes me think of Hurricane Katrina in N. O. as well. Life is not fair..lucky are those who somehow manage to live without anything so devastating occurring, but then there are health issues, other events I can think of that tear people's lives apart as well. Using the metaphor of the wave as a giant mouth eating the land works perfectly.

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  9. Soon it's 10 years ago.. I still remember all the dead.. huge and devastating consequences..

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  10. We all watched in horror. Nothing makes you feel worthless when you are unable to reach out a hand.

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  11. The compilation video is so frightening, & your words heighten our sensitivity to just how fragile our grasp on a safe life can be, & it is cool the deadman is still showing up in so many of our poetics.

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  12. Thank you for this reminder. What a tragedy that was. I hope all the family members that made it through have been able to recover and fully resume their lives again. Very well written, Sumana.

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  13. wowww....this one is touching, also heart-wrenching. and very truthful!

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  14. "fair" - that golden "ought-to-be" we all expect is in there ...somewhere ... knowing, in our hearts, it isn't.

    By the way, as a little aside, I quite enjoyed your interview with Poets United. What an interesting life you have led, Sumana!

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    1. Oh thank you Wendy...Sherry is such a sweet heart and she does this job so well..Every Monday a poet's chat with Sherry makes its appearance @ PU...

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  15. Very powerful, the "tsunami in hearts" and the dead man's blank stare - that dead man is getting around this week. Smiles.

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  16. Short but intense. Naturally, deadman stares. He has no answers.

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  17. I loved the poetic use imagination...
    Brilliant!

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