11.14.2013

Trails Of A Nightmare


Silence screamed like a million voices wanting to be heard.

The audible hustle and bustle of life seemed to fade in the background. People move on; life goes on. And yet you could tell that a drastic change took place. They may not say a word about it but you could read it in their faces.

We were not physically affected by the killer typhoon Haiyan; but our hearts were, its aftermath piercing us like a thousand knives. My uncle and his wife used to live in Tacloban, the city hit the hardest by this monster storm; he thought of the people he knew there and wondered if they survived. My mom was grateful that they moved back here years ago; she could not begin to fathom their fate should they have stayed there and experienced the wrath of Haiyan. The news on tv and the photos in the internet linger in my mind like a restless soul; I am terrified by the thought that Mother Nature can mercilessly sweep an entire city off the face of the earth.

“Why is it so quiet?” I asked my aunt. “We grieve…” she said, her voice an echoed melancholy in the commanding stillness of the night.


Originally posted at http://www.teckler.com/en/Irenewrites/Trails-Of-A-Nightmare-A-173090

28 comments:

  1. How very sad for all those people... so heart breaking... I am like you... wondering how a city could be destroyed so quickly.... :-/

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  2. This is another beautiful writing from you!

    I feel really sad for the people of Visayas :( it's bittersweet that my relatives live far from the affected areas because even though they are safe, so many others have suffered so much loss. I hope Philippines will recover from this soon!

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  3. Nature gives life but nature can also kill. It's this reality that I have a hard time with. Cycles of life and death take us by surprise. We rejoice. We grieve. So many lives, gone with the flow. So many dreams shattered. I pray for the dead. I pray for the survivors and all the ones who will grieve for a long, long time.
    Love to you Irene. Stay safe. xxx

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  4. Firstly I should say such a beautiful writer you are. It's really sad that nature wants to erase a few happy moments. But on the counterpart we have to accept the realms of nature! We smile, we cry. Mother nature can be furious at times, but we have to go with it. Only thing we can do is, pray. A strong, emotional post it was.

    Thank you for stopping by Irene.
    Lovely blog and keep writing :)
    You have a new "reader" :D

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  5. I've seen the pictures and videos of the disaster. I am terribly sorry for everything that has happened. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    XOXO

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  6. i'm so sorry for what happened. we grieve, but we can never give up, and we'll move on, we won't forget.

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  7. I have seen some news about the disaster. It must be so tough :-/ I hope for a quick recovery. stay well. x

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  8. I wish I could say I understand how you feel, but I really cannot imagine that intense of a fear at all. Irene, I hope you and your family are safe.

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  9. On Monday we receive news from tacloban I have had nightmarre in the night and before I have had to pray a lot to sleep I got tears when I think about it and the small miracle joy was born after the disaster this baby is a warrior like her mum

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  10. There is nothing I cansay that has not been said. My heart and thoughts go out to those affected especially you and yours. Love to you Irene. <3

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  11. My heart goes out to your country, you are a beautiful writer. I'm sorry for the devastation. Stay safe xxxx

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  12. It's horrible!! I ache with the fact that I can do nothing but pray for those who survived it!! I was thinking of you...so glad to see you here! XOXO

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  13. My heart goes out to all of the people in your country suffering from this terrifying storm, may all families and friends be safe...

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  14. Irene, you writing reads like music. Yes, we heard it in our part of the world too. We are united in your grief.

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  16. I'm so sorry to what happened :( I live in VN and we were prepared for the typhoon too, luckily it only running through the shore :( I hope everything can be okay soon.

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  17. I am sorry that it took me so long to visit your wonderful space. Thank you for being a regular reader.
    As for the post; I hope all turns better. Stay strong!

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  18. I don't watch the news and all of my family lives in the States, so I've been pretty far removed from the tragedy. I wanted to thank you for taking me from and center to it, with your beautiful way of writing. Nature is beautiful but deadly, and we see this pattern repeated throughout -- the brightest carry the most toxins. I hope we can return to normal and that the families affected will get help and peace.

    love,
    a

    www.missdecaf.blogspot.com

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  20. My thoughts and prayers are going out to all the people affected my friend.

    ~Keith

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  21. I've seen it all on tv... Hold on!

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  22. It's sad what happens after nature strikes human just to show it is much powerful than us. I hope you pull it back together faster than the time it took to destroy. Good luck. Our prayers are with you :)

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  23. The first sentence was very vivid. And the last sentence gave me chills.

    One of my sisters was adopted from the Philippines and she's been wondering about her birth mother: if she was there during the typhoon and if she survived.

    I am keeping everyone in the Philippines in my thoughts and prayers. <3

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  24. sending much thoughts and prayers to everyone in the Philippines <3 xx

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