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