A Poem by Rosalyn Marie

This poem is about the earthquake/tsunami that has struck Japan. It is in memory of the poeple who have lost their lives, and the living who have lost everything.





Words cannot describe

The devastation,

Panic, fear, and loss

The tsunami caused.


First just an earthquake,

Of high magnitude,

But they were prepared.


Buildings specially built,

And disaster drills,

Saved hundreds of lives.


Then the huge wave struck,

Sweeping over farms,

Washing away towns.


The tsunami surged,

Farther across land,

Coming from the sea.


Carving out its path,

With a deadly force,

Impossibly fast.


Unable to flee,

People are swept up,

Like ants in the rain.


Boats, houses and cars,

Other debris too,

Flow like dark lava.


The death toll rises,

Though water recedes,

And devastation

Is left in its place.


© 2011 Rosalyn Marie

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I like it very much. Poetry is so useful when sorting something like this out

Posted 10 Years Ago

This is a beautifully sculpted poem. You did a great job conveying the strife and emotion in this limpid verse. I have no criticism for you. I hadn't even heard of the tragedy in Japan until about nine o'clock this morning.

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Added on March 12, 2011
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Rosalyn Marie
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