Remember us? We, poor people from a poor country, Nepal. It’s better if you don’t remember us anymore but we do. We can never forget you even if we want to as you’ve handed us so much of things without our consent.
Do you even remember this day? April 25? On this day of 2015, you visited Nepal. Until this day, we all were doing fine with our life, it was moving in its own pace, people were busy managing their own business. But, all of a sudden, you appeared from nowhere with your biggest ever magnitude, 7.8 Richter scale. You pushed us so hard, the land on which we stood started to swing to and fro like a pendulum. Nothing could withstand the vibration, the buildings collapsed within seconds, land got lacerated and people got buried under the fallen castles and temples, even God couldn’t save them.
I wonder how massive you were? Who actually sent you down? Who was the one getting jealous of Nepal and us? What had we done to you? Why did you become so ruthless to us?
Whatever Dear, you came, wandered for few minutes and left. But, maybe you never knew what your ephemeral visit has cost us.
Ask to the widespread blue sky up above, the air swirling all around, the sun and the moon, they all have witnessed what you did to us.
You never knew that you took thousands of beautiful souls away from us. The historical and cultural landmarks that existed here for ages demolished within a blink. The beautiful and pleasuring sites turned into wretched ones. You’ve become a worst nightmare actually to the poor ones in rural areas. While you must be celebrating this day somewhere, those people still are homeless and they still aren’t able to recover themselves from that horrible moment. We still are under the shadow of fear, who knows? When you’ll appear here again.
You hit us so hard, maybe you were expecting us to kneel down and cry in front of others to beg for the help we needed. But, we didn’t. Your powerful strike and amid all of those troubles, we witnessed something appealing. We Nepali people came together and became united to give a hand to each and every one of us who needed. That spirit was priceless. However we could, we did, even if we were miles away from our crying motherland.
That intense feeling of humanity and brotherhood was indeed one positive point of your immense attack.
Anyway, we were just trying to reach out to you letting you know that it has been a year since you interrupted our peaceful life. It’s the first anniversary of our relationship with you, which we never wanted to build and hope it will break right away.
On this unwanted occasion, we wish you to never visit us again. We want you to let us live in our silent and peaceful life-like before.
We are rebuilding, reconstructing and recovering from the nightmare you gave us. So, it will be better if you never come down again.
May you won’t live long.
May God will keep you away from us.
!Happy Anniversary Dear Earthquake.
Poor Nepali People
Edited: 25th April, 2017
As I sat down today to think about the same worst incident, the consequences and the recovering process, it seems like everything is same as before. People still have those flashbacks in their mind, people still are not done sharing their experiences, listening them still gives goosebumps and a surge of thrilling emotions erupts from every one’s heart.
The demolished landmarks are still to be made upright again, buildings partially damaged are standing relying on some wooden bars, victims in rural areas are provided neither the proper relief fund nor their basic needs have been built again. Our government is quite reckless, no? But, luckily we’ve got some kind and generous hearts in between us. Dhurmus Suntali Foundation has been doing such an applauding work by building homes for the ones who have lost. Round of applause to them!!
As mentioned above, we hope to get recovered and reconstructed again and never rewind that horrible scene again in our life.