Name: Venitia Hycinth Sequeira
I sit at the seashore
Watching the sun set in the west,
Spreading twilight everywhere.
My anger rouses as I gaze enviously at the sea.
The same sea
Which about a fortnight back
Had swelled high into a flood
And taken away everything I had
Including my near and dear ones.
As the chirping of birds cease around me,
And darkness surrounds me,
I think ‘Mother Nature’s strange
She sends no natural calamities on the guilty
But punishes the innocent,
Leaving thousands homeless, widowed and orphaned’.
I lay my head on the cool sand
Tears streaming from my eyes
My stomach rumbling with hunger
And my body aching with pain,
Aware that within a few hours
I’d be breathing my last
And closing my eyes