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Tsunami’s child

She says she’s now left, left all alone!
She says this and more
while standing on, what was her life
her dreams ... her home.
It’s now all beneath her
or washed out to sea
the children she cherished
a sea served village
and a husband that pleased.

She searched and searched
then searched her mind
for all that was and,
then why? Her, god’s will
let her survive into this hell!
Where no-ones alive
bar, a neighbouring young boy
who now won’t leave her side.

He says he's been left ...
left all alone, as he stands wounded
near what was his home.
It’s all gone now, most out to sea
with thousands and thousands
... of extended families!
Where have they gone and, why not me?
They held each other and
vowed this day to comfort with love
the scared shared pain of seeing what’s loved
just
flushed ... like a drain.

Such enormous proportions are hard to describe,
the sheer will of Nature, tides higher than high
when tectonic plates coerce and displace
creating waves so humongous, so strong!
They surge right through palm-shaded towns
taking near all ... just taking them down
down to the sea and depths far beyond
humanities hands that can care and bond.

She’s on her own now … except you and I
and, the boy next door with no family ties.


Daniel Howe


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