Aastha Uppal

... The Hidden Eyes...

Was it a howl or warning from God
Was it the outcome of reversal of nature's laws
Whatever it was, the world had faced a great loss

The fierce wind will stop
The stormy waves would also halt
But will those innocent eyes hidden in the sand
Ever stop to watch.

Gazing towards the open sky
Still awaiting someone would come and try
To quench his thirst and comfort his cry
But none could alter the game of destiny
And so another pair of innocent eyes turned down.

Nothing new to the custom
Was he submitted in the lap of motherland
But..............Will those questions in his Universal eyes come to an end?
Or ask who has the courage to answer
As to what his fault was..................



DEDICATED TO THE CHILDREN WHO LOST THEIR LIFE DURING THE TSUNAMI TRAGEDY.

-aAstha

Poem Submitted: Friday, December 18, 2009
Poem Edited: Sunday, January 17, 2010

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (5/15/2016 5:01:00 PM)

    Gazing towards the open sky
    Still awaiting someone would come and try
    To quench his thirst and comfort his cry
    But none could alter the game of destiny
    And so another pair of innocent eyes turned down. innocent children who died in Tsunami.......their final cries, hope in the midst of hopelessness.......... such terrible misery of death... all these are reflected in your poem..... a wonderful poem. thank yo u dear poet. tony

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  • Kumud RanjanKumud Ranjan (9/14/2015 11:03:00 AM)

    Great to find someone dedicating such a good piece of work to those who rarely get anything...
    true - they are rejected, dejected and neglected waiting to be cuddled, to be held!

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  • Seule Coeur (2/27/2012 5:35:00 AM)

    Will those questions in his Universal eyes come to an end? Artistic piece of work.

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  • Menime Soul..'d' Ugliloner (2/20/2012 11:06:00 AM)

    A poet with a purpose you are i guess...such a well penned poem..a perfect tribute to the souls long gone. Keep it up...

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  • Deep Mukherjee (1/28/2012 12:37:00 AM)

    Real gem of a artistic piece :) with an ironical name! ! ! ! loved it! !

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  • Aranthabailu UmmarAranthabailu Ummar (10/5/2011 11:23:00 AM)

    when i look at stars the nights tells me do not look at
    because stars have a naked laugh

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  • Abhay Vignesh LAbhay Vignesh L (2/1/2011 8:50:00 AM)

    Brilliant epitaph.A commendable effort.So thoughtful of you to have choosen such a topic.Its poetry with purpose.A fitting tribute to all thouse who met an unfortunate end in the clutches of tsunami.

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  • Denise Bekker ~* The Sound *~ (7/17/2010 6:49:00 AM)

    What a touching poem! Now angels in heaven. Beautiful write; D

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  • Saadat TahirSaadat Tahir (7/11/2010 2:39:00 PM)

    Gazing towards the open sky
    Still awaiting someone would come and try
    To quench his thirst and comfort his cry
    But none could alter the game of destiny
    And so another pair of innocent eyes turned down.


    emotive and well written lines...
    gd choice of words plays at a nice clip.....easy on the tongue....
    well done

    cheers

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  • Afzal Shauq (5/3/2010 2:02:00 AM)

    a lovely theme..really enjoyed it much..well done

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  • mohsin amin khan (4/21/2010 9:39:00 PM)

    great sketch '
    written in powerfull manner descrbibng it greatly

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (4/21/2010 2:32:00 PM)

    those innocent eyes hidden in the sand! ! ! very nice.

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  • Raju BaruahRaju Baruah (4/21/2010 5:19:00 AM)

    ...real tribute...with such a vibrant melancholy.
    ...nice piece of work...with brilliant crafting. Thanks 10+

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  • Afzal Shauq (4/19/2010 6:20:00 AM)

    so sweet and heart touching poem is this one..enjoyed it alot...lovely 10/10+++

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  • Sarvesh Kulkarni (3/12/2010 10:29:00 AM)

    oh, this is a heartfelt poem.
    very mature and sincere.
    i loved the honesty.
    good that you take up such issues in ur poetry.
    would like to read more of you.
    thank you.

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  • Siddharth Singh (3/11/2010 2:29:00 AM)

    A very sincere and heartfelt tribute to
    the aweful tragedy.

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  • Kee Thampi (2/11/2010 3:35:00 AM)

    tHE Tsunamy made a decoy to them.....
    Gazing towards the open sky
    Still awaiting someone would come and try
    To quench his thirst and comfort his cry
    But none could alter the game of destiny

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  • The Jesus Of Suburbia Is A LieThe Jesus Of Suburbia Is A Lie (12/21/2009 9:39:00 AM)

    Really...what a tribute given...hats off to it.....

    'To quench his thirst and comfort his cry...'
    the best line of the poem...

    A deserving 10 poem with such a good vocab used and a lot of phrases and excellent use of the words at their appropriate position...

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  • Emma Hannon (12/19/2009 4:26:00 PM)

    wow talk about powerful very good choice of words! : D

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