A MAN LIKE NO OTHER | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 26, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 26, 2020

A MAN LIKE NO OTHER

Smoke clouded his vision,

The roads were broken,

As demolished cars and clusters of branches

Blocked the road.

 

Ghosts of the past wandered amongst

The barely-clothed victims of war.

The moon hung low but shone brighter

Than it had for months

Illuminating the man walking around

Who made it possible.

Wearing a white traditional outfit,

There he was.

 

An extraordinary man being ordinary —

His glasses rested peacefully

On the bridge of his nose

And the corners of his mouth were relaxed.

The lone short strands of his hair rustled

As the breeze blew like a goddess

Signifying a fresh new era.

 

The people looked at him and smiled,

Blood and dirt did not stop them

From feeling the peace.

Loss and hurt did not stop them from rejoicing

In the midst of destruction and scarcity.

 

They knew he was the one

Who would give them nourishment,

 

They knew he was the one

Who would help them change and grow.

 

The newly formed country was a people's republic

But he was the leader of the people's hearts.

 

The writer is a class IX student at Sunbeams School.

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