I woke up that day from the comforts of sleep,
Sun had risen, as always it does,
Sensing neither a growl nor any peep,
I was about to buzz.
My wife was in kitchen and children at school,
No signs of peccary in my little hive,
I thought life would prevail, but I was a fool,
It was death that had to arrive.
Suddenly! Floor underneath started to shake,
The walls trembled and the roof crumbled,
Oblivious of reality, I thought its fake,
I fell down, concrete and rubble heaped.
My body stuck, I couldn’t move,
There was nothing but pitched darkness,
No light, in any crevice or groove,
Cries and moans shattered the hushes.
I could hardly breath or whimper,
Worries and pain went improvident,
As a man, I used to feel mighty and strong,
But now I knew Allah is the mightiest and omnipotent.
My ribs pressed against the heart, then ceased it,
I heard whispers shouting death… I was dying,
The clutches of death silenced my chest,
And I went on a journey; unknown to any living.