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I felt rumbling under the floor. What happened next is so scariest and unbelievable.


Sara is a creative writer and her vision is to spread Happiness, love and Optimistic thoughts.


Kinza felt rumbling under the floor.

In a horrifying state of my mind, once she thought it was a dream but soon realized that it’s an earthquake.

She was sleeping with her two sisters and an aunt.

In the meanwhile, the phone rang in another room.

Her little sister got up and ran outside in panic to attend the call.

Kinza acted wisely, grasped her hand and ask her to move quickly.

She looked at the hanging timepiece on the wall, the clock struck 3.00 a.m.

They all went to the porch in terror and reciting Quranic verses.

The vibrations of the windows terrified them.


Kinza could clearly felt her palpitation and prayed for everyone’s safety.

Darkness up above the world and below a shaking ground is the frightful combination ever.

All of them were silent, they could hear clearly each other's breathing sensations.

Kinza thought “What is the level of our Emaan when we experience these natural disasters?

It's a pity she didn't realize what's the purpose of her life?

Although, her subconscious was remembering all the miracles that had happened before in totally odd circumstances.

Miracles do act as a blessing which strengthens our faith indeed.

Prayers are a powerful tool which brings miracles and gives hope to move on.

We promised ourselves to quit all bad deeds only in the time of danger.

We'll start it tomorrow...Why does tomorrow never come?

But soon after the danger is gone, we came back to our old routine.

Deep down, we are terrified of death...scared of leaving our loved ones.

The ground kept on shaking and all the people out there got scared.

She again waited for the miracle to happen, Prayed; Allah save us, please.

Give me one more chance to become a better person.


She was so immersed in her thinking that voice of her aunt broke her silence.

Watch out!!

Watch out!!

Suddenly, a big tree fell down near her and kinza jumped towards the left side.

Atlast, she survived miraculously.

Kinza had been taken to the hospital where she felt something wrong.

Yes! It was a miracle!! She heard but...Fate is unpredictable.

Unfortunately, her leg had been amputated.

She cried...cried...cried a lot.

She had been given one more chance to be an example, she thought.

Kinza thanked Allah Almighty for giving her a new life.

She prepared herself for a new journey.

Because she knew; The wound is where the light enters you. RUMI.

Sara Shahid.


SARA (author) from Islamabad on September 15, 2019:

Linda Crampton... I am the eye witnessed of the 2008 earthquake in muzafarabad...

But we have to gather courage and change our thinkings and should admire our originality.

SARA (author) from Islamabad on September 15, 2019:

Dora Weithers...Thanks a lot for appreciation and getting a positive message.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 14, 2019:

I've experienced earthquakes, but they were nowhere near as serious as the one in your interesting poem. I love the courage that Kinza shows at the end of the poem and the Rumi quote.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 14, 2019:

Dorian may have brought similar experiences to its victims in the Caribbean. Would be great if all of them are as insightful, as grateful and willing to learn like Kinza. Powerful message!

SARA (author) from Islamabad on September 14, 2019:

Lorna Lamon....

Thanks a lot for appreciating and liking my poem.

SARA (author) from Islamabad on September 14, 2019:

Pamela Oglesby...Thank you.

If nature wanted something big out of ourselves, it provided us a tricky challenge.

We just need to stay strong and positive.

SARA (author) from Islamabad on September 14, 2019:

Ruby Jean Richert ... Thanks a lot.

I'm happy you enjoyed it.

A sudden lost or sudden life change leading towards two different path;

1. You got depressed. Or

2. You became an epitome for the entire world.

Choice is all yours.

Lorna Lamon on September 14, 2019:

A powerful poem with a strong message beautifully told.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 13, 2019:

I think this is a wonderful story. It gives us the power of prayer in a time of destruction, She lost her leg but learned so much. I love the Rumi quote.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on September 13, 2019:

A beautiful story with a great message. Sometimes we have to lose someone or something before we realize there is a better way/life. Thank you for sharing.

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