Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Tsunami Anniversary

An item on the news today:
Japanese lives were washed away
Seven years ago on March 11
A frightening exodus to Heaven.

A giant tsunami rushed on shore
Unheralded; onlookers saw
A mass of water metres high
Race inland - 18,000 die.

All peacetime death tolls were surpassed
The raging waters moved so fast -
That crops were swamped and roads washed clear
Cracks in Fukishima’s plant appear.

In a stroke, Japan’s brought to its knees
This high-tech island Nation sees
The Sea which protects can also warn
And that is why today they mourn.

(c) Poet in the woods 2014

On March 11th, 2011

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