Picture Courtesy: Sheikh Shakeel Ahsan (@ Jampur, District Rajanpur on 17th Aug, 2010)
They cried of drought and foreign hands
And now flood overflows their lands
As monsoon clouds vomit deadly rains
No school, no mosque, nothing remains
Some watch it drizzle against their glass
Some watch TV and ‘just’ cry alas!
As rivers over spilled into homes
Leaving behind bodies, cries & foams
Thousands dead and millions roam
On streets in search of their homes!
Whilst apathetic ones still lay on bed
And talk of hows and whens like said:
“What will I save if I get drowned?
Should that day might come;
My car, my belongings or my golden crown
I have to save before I run”
As he dreamt of noah’s ark
Lights went off and it went dark
Water level began to rise
And he could not save his poor life!
Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi
Plastic Tearz | An Insight
The 2010 floods remain to be the biggest natural disaster in the history of Pakistan and in the recent history of the entire world. Lend a helping hand to the 20 million affected, as the same can happen with us. Let’s vow to help, light and fight.