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The grief-stricken India

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Inspired by the recent tragedy at Kedarnath, in the Himalayas, India


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The grief-stricken India

The rain-god bursts in Himalaya regions
With snow-covered mountains and deep forests
There’s  Kedar temple for Hindu pilgrims
Coming to worship the god in thousands
Sanctum Sanctorum inside the temple
Of Kedar revered by millions of Hindus
A bleak picture of purses, bags and shoes
All personal things lay strewn in ample.

Outside the temple vandals had free hand
Houses, cars and what not flooding in
Thousands of people dead or stranded
Millions waiting to hear about their end
There’s no right or wrong way to cope with pain
Time, can renew and permit you to mend.

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Contest : Grief by Shadow Hamilton
9th place win

The Kedarnath temple, one of the four pilgrimage centre for Hindus world over, is in the Himalayas at the height of 13,500 feet. There was a cloud bursts and then heavy rainfall which was about 375 percent more than the benchmark rainfall during a normal monsoon. It is feared that 20,000 people have died. This happened around 14th to 17th June, 2013. There is a news now that the temple will reopen. On 1st of October i.e. after nearly 95 days. Surprisingly, there is no danger to the idols of the Deity Shiv or Nandi , the bull.

Please visit my blog, if you want to see the video clips on the tragedy


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  1. Date: 10/6/2013 10:55:00 PM
    :( It was a sad thing to happen, we lost many lives.

  1. Date: 10/4/2013 9:17:00 PM
    Nice win Dr Ram......................SKAT

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 8:28:00 AM
    a very poignant yet well written poem, congrats on your win. :)

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 6:18:00 AM
    Congrats on you placing also, Doc! Thanks for let me know :)

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 4:09:00 AM
    Very creational write Dr Ram it paints a picture. well done RabCD (Robert)

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 11:00:00 AM
    Congratulations Ram. xx

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 9:01:00 AM
    So glad to see your poem on the winners list so others can read this important piece. Well done!

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 8:35:00 AM
    This very well written, but at the same time so sad. I look at the news and I can only pray and wonder - why are all these things happining? I guess only God has that answer. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 12:26:00 AM
    A great poem on a tragedy in my motherland india! Pls review my latest poem too.

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 10:29:00 PM
    Such a tragedy. But I do like reading your writings of India.

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 7:15:00 PM
    Reading about this in your blog, and then viewing the video, it is more than one can bear... so heartbreaking. So heartfelt is your poem for India.

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 5:35:00 PM
    is it nature? or the powerful one who scolds us for being human in our weakness....another small jigsaw piece of suffering in our minor hell world methinks...but man will survive ...

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 9:51:00 AM
    Painful situation faced by thousands of pilgrims there. I think BABA is not happy with us. Thanks. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 9:28:00 AM
    AMAZING BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF WRITING

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 8:19:00 AM
    So much crazy weather going on all over the world. It is good you are brining attention to India's plight. People in Mexico are also dealing with terrible floods.