An Elegy Written by the Aral Sea

“The Fourth Largest Sea in the World is now considered  the Worst Man-Made Environmental Disaster”. Aral Sea is situated in the City of Aral in Kazakhstan where I was assigned to teach English. I have witnessed the unfortunate fate of the sea – dried and almost hopeless to be revived. This is the reason why I was then inspired to write this poem about the Dying Aral Sea.

My eyes are tired

Of this hopelessness

Seeing all my drying breasts

Covered with salty crystal grains

My ears are clogged with broken dreams.

My arms are wrecked

From abusive desires of men

I couldn’t embrace those sunken ships

All left with my despaired pair of legs

My heart is bleeding bloodless tears.

My feet are injured.

I cannot amble far across my world

My whispering waves are wasted and wounded

Romantic reflections are cold and dead

My lips are fastened so weep can’t be heard.

My hair is like filthy falling leaves

Drenched through this oil-filled field

The blissful breezes now replaced

By impure detrimental weary wind

My chest is pressed with plodding death.

The beauty once I proudly hold

Is almost fading day by day

I miss my intimate cruising boat

Upon kissing my virgin glittering skin

My blue soul bestowed by neighboring skies.

NOW ALMOST DIM, DULL AND DEAD…

I am crying every second of everyday

I am screaming every season changed

I am praying for longer surviving years

To live with smiles and hopes and cares.

I WAS THE PROUD AND BEAUTIFUL ARAL SEA

THEY STOLE ALL and NOTHING WAS LEFT FOR ME.

EXCEPT EVERY PICTURESQUE MEMORY…

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