An Unthinkable Change

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. 

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

Checkout his blog:
To donate:
For his books, biographies and more:

18 Comments Add yours

  1. You are doing what you can do best, by giving them a voice!

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      He’s giving them a voice… I’m just turning it into poetry. 🖤🤗

      Liked by 3 people

  2. Brad Osborne says:

    What a great way to highlight and support such a worthy cause, Shreya! The poetry is gripping and real. Well done!

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much, Brad. This truly means a lot to me. 🤗🤗🤗🥰🥰🥰🥰

      Liked by 3 people

  3. b_oraa says:

    ♥ ♥

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:


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  4. Bryan Wagner says:

    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.

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    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      True… We take so many things for granted. We hardly ever realise what we have until we lose it. 🤗🤗

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Ishita Gupta says:

    I….the poem was wow! And the story behind it….💔

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      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. 🤗🤗😘😘

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      1. Ishita Gupta says:

        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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      2. Shreya Joshi says:


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  6. Truth is brutal and this is a magnificent statement that preaches truth and tears one’s eyes open to reveal what is real. Bravo

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shreya Joshi says:

      Thank you so much!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️


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