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Tsunami

most days

the sea of sadness

engulfs you

like a tsunami

that swallows

homes

people

and the earth

 

you drown

and you drown

until

you can’t ask

for help anymore

 

you drown

till you cannot

differentiate

between these

tears and the

salty water

 

you drown

until you can

feel the pain

no more;

until you become

numb

 

and just like

destruction is

all that is left

when the

tsunami leaves

 

you too are

left

destructed

 

your body

is just like

the earth –

shaken

and full

of scars

 

your feelings

are like

the people –

some dead

some lost

most hopeless

 

sometimes

you see the

water receding

and the

tsunami coming

but

you don’t run;

you sit on

the shore

and admire

the sunset

one last time

until all you can

feel is

the water

drowning you

in its waves;

 

until all you can

feel is your

slow death.

 

Tanishka

Tanishka is a 17-year-old high school student who aspires to become a Human Rights lawyer. She is from Delhi, though currently living in Lucknow. She is an ambivert who loves to read, write and dance. She creates poetry out of her scars and nightmares. She writes and writes till she can finally put up a façade.
Merak Administrator
Tanishka is a 17-year-old high school student who aspires to become a Human Rights lawyer. She is from Delhi, though currently living in Lucknow. She is an ambivert who loves to read, write and dance. She creates poetry out of her scars and nightmares. She writes and writes till she can finally put up a façade.

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