They watched the God and His poignant smile;
And the face of disaster, so cruel, so brutal.
Floating corpses their eyes met with
With the foul smell of dread
And helpless wails of a hundred voices
Tearing the heavens ruthlessly apart
To beg for the last speck of mercy;
To kindle the last drop of tear.
The skies kept showering tears
Not showing a scintilla of fatigue;
With the lives below fighting to breathe
Asking nature questions.
Through the hungry waters they struggled forward
Pulling up bodies, their eyes soaked in fear
With trembling lips, chanting names.
A strange shade of fear that was;
A fear of finding a known face, afloat lifeless.
Screaming out names never stopped,
Yet hopes of life went bleaker.
The sky kept rumbling over them,
Telling satiation was still far from over;
While the frightened little girl groped
For her mother's cold fingers;
While the helpless man howled
Over his child, pale and cold.