By Sara Altaf
The world is shaken,
By the shaking of Nepal
The destruction of buildings
The collapsing of homes
The loss of lives therein.
Is there a lesson?
Was this incidence just a coincidence?
But how could it be a coincidence,
For we witness the world
As it remains discomposed by the tragedy.
How did this happen?
An earthquake of such a magnitude!
Then another question creeps in our minds
An indispensable question.
“Why did it happen?”
Could there be a lesson for humanity?
For, surely, this is not the first time in history
That the land beneath us has trembled
That man-made infrastructure has crumbled
That our loved ones have suffered
Or even passed away.
Is any-One controlling
All that has occurred?
For we know the earth is just too majestic
To be moved by man.
Was this occurrence an awakening alert for mankind?
That this life we live
This earth we stand on
Is not eternal.
There is a bigger reality.
It is a moment to reflect.
To snap out of heedlessness
To get back on track
And to prepare for the final quake,
That marks the beginning of the HereAfter.