An Unthinkable Change

Poetry

Reader discretion is advised.
This post containts disturbing imagery.

You put your tie on,
Fix your hair up,
Crib about a job that sucks,
And you head out for work.

With a grocery list in your pocket,
Dreams weighed down by responsibilities,
You mask your sorrow with a smile,
And you get on with your day.

Monotony is draining you,
But you know it’s all worth it,
You do it for your family,
As you secretly hope for a change.

And suddenly your wish come true,
Your life changes forever,
But not the way you wanted it to,
You are greeted by horror.

A hot blob of fire straight to your face,
You have no time to react,
Just a chilling shriek escapes,
As the flames eat you up.

Oh, how horrific is that?
I wish them upon none.
But it’s a reality for many,
So many innocent lives lost.

Photo by: GMB Akash
Photo by: GMB Akash

Based on: Life on fire by GMB Akash

While this incident took place 5 years ago, scars like this take a lot more time to heal. It’s something that changes a person’s life once and for all.

A Tiny Request:
Bangladeshi Photojournalist, GMB Akash has been taking an initiative to help people around by providing them with education, helping them set up a small business, and more. I’m sure there are more amazing people like him trying to make a difference, promote them, donate if you can.Β 

Most of my poetry this month will revolve around his photostories. 

Checkout his blog: https://gmbakash.wordpress.com/
To donate: https://www.patreon.com/gmbakash
For his books, biographies and more:
 https://www.gmb-akash.com/home

18 thoughts on “An Unthinkable Change

  1. Thank you for this blog. And, being passionate about the subject. I think if more attention was focused on the realities of life perhaps more of us would take better care of ourselves and others.

    1. Thank you so much, Ishita!! You reading each and every poem of mine means so so so much to me. Especially cause I look upto you. You’re one of the best writers on WP! I’ve been missing your posts. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

      1. Most welcome Shreya!!❀❀
        Aww…shreya thank you!! I’m soo touched❣❣ I haven’t been posting lately, but I hope to post soon!!

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