was an ocean wave
That left countless dead
And made children crave
Thousands presumed dead while so many for their lives, fled.
taking a holy dip in the sea
Children playing and the elderly taking their morning stroll
Tourists enjoying a sun bath with glee
All submerged, leaving nothing but a high death toll.
widespread and severe
It spelt more than just a natural disaster
For the fishermen families lost their sole breadwinners
A mass destruction of marine biology, 'twas a total slayer
of victims found and buried in shallow graves
The relief efforts
.gigantic and complicated
Reconstruction and rehabilitation for thousands saved
Homes for homeless and ruthlessly stranded.
thunderous roar of the tsunami
still echoes in the minds eye.
It will take a long time to heal--
The devastation caused by the sub-marine landslide.
a bachelors in Computer Applications and holds a post-graduate
degree in Management with a specialization in Human Resources.
She has always pursued writing as a hobby, but has recently taken
it up seriously. Suma is a member of the editorial board of Kritya,
a webjournal for poetry.
poem is based on a tsunami which occured in Southeast Asia in
the year 2004.