Nepal Shall Rise Again

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By Ajay Pradhan | May 2, 2015

A quake that struck
In a land that's far
Where the earth that shook
As in times of war

Oh, the Nature's power
Reduced to rubbles
The Dharahara Tower
And magnificent temples

Many a small houses
And buildings tall
Crumbled and collapsed
Crushing helpless souls

All that I could do
Was watch, horrified
With a heart that broke
And a mind, terrified

The chest that heaved
The throat that choked
Knees that wobbled
And tears that flowed

Distressed for the safety
Of the loved ones there
After many a frantic calls
Did I learn, safe they were all

But a week has passed, and
The heart is in desolation
As the more that I learn
Of the terrible devastation

Such is the pain
In the fragile heart
And unsettling agony
In mind's every part

From the nation in pain
I feel bad that I am far
But my motherland is always
Right in my heart

Though shaken is my soul
And my broken heart cries
I know that it'll heal again
As surely shall Nepal rise


I am reactivating "Humanature Journal" blog after a hiatus of five years. Last week's major earthquake in Nepal has opened a floodgates of emotions in me, which I think and hope will become expressed through my words.

I had closed the blog from the public for personal and professional reasons in 2010. I have retained some of the blog entries from until 2010 and I have removed from public view many others.

In the coming days, I will post on this blog some other pieces I wrote and posted on social media during the hiatus in the coming days.


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