A Woman In Sorrow

November 10, 2013 at 1:39 pm 21 comments


Photo Credit : The Huffington Post (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)
 
Looking at the picture of this woman, I tried to put into words her sorrow. She lost a son during the super typhoon that ravaged the Philippines recently. Forgive me, if I failed in the attempt.

after the storm
and the cleanup that followed
i miss you, i miss you
like a bird searching for its nest
hovering around the spot
where a tree once stood
the sun may come back
the sky may turn blue again
but deep in my heart
there will always be a place
that is empty and dark

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21 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Angeline M  |  November 11, 2013 at 7:06 am

    The sadness must be overwhelming to everyone, but especially the parents who lost children.

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  November 11, 2013 at 8:56 am

      angeline:

      children lost parents, too. according to reports, the death toll could reach up to 10,000 in the island of leyte alone.

      Reply
      • 3. Angeline M  |  November 11, 2013 at 9:54 am

        I just donated to International Medical Corp, an agency there now helping with food and medical care. It is all heartbreaking.

        Reply
        • 4. plaridel  |  November 11, 2013 at 4:10 pm

          angeline:

          we’ll be donating, too.

          Reply
  • 5. seeker  |  November 11, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Do you still have families in PI? I hope they are safe.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  November 11, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      seeker:

      yes, I do. they’re safe living in the main island far from the path of the typhoon.

      Reply
      • 7. seeker  |  November 11, 2013 at 11:10 pm

        Phew thank goodness.

        Reply
  • 8. AC  |  November 12, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    i haven’t had decent sleep for the last 3 days. my heart breaks.

    Reply
    • 9. plaridel  |  November 13, 2013 at 11:32 am

      ac:

      it’s a real tragedy. i hope miss. n.’s family made it. i think they live close to the beach in samar.

      Reply
      • 10. AC  |  November 16, 2013 at 12:22 am

        Learned that her family is ok as well as her community, but nearby towns were severely affected.

        Reply
        • 11. plaridel  |  November 16, 2013 at 9:05 am

          ac:

          thank goodness for her family. i got a call from a friend in hawaii last night. their family house in tacloban was partly destroyed while her brother’s house was completely gone including his car and truck used in his catering business. some of the people i met in Belgium are also from there. i could only imagine what happened to their family.

          Reply
  • 12. sheenmeem  |  July 14, 2016 at 9:25 am

    This is so sad.

    Reply
    • 13. plaridel  |  July 18, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      sheenmeem:

      it was a tragedy.

      Reply
  • 14. Barbara Fisher  |  July 14, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Very nice.

    Reply
  • 18. Sue  |  July 14, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Heartbreaking!

    Reply
  • 20. Meenakshi Sethi  |  November 24, 2016 at 9:29 am

    What an attempt! Bravo!

    Reply
    • 21. plaridel  |  November 24, 2016 at 2:18 pm

      Meenakshi:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it.

      Reply

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