Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Love, Life & Death in Japan

I felt a light breeze across a chasm.
 A tickle.
It stirred the very core of me
 The winds of change brought love, like
 A tsunami and washed us ashore
Together
 Mellow and aging

I felt a tremor within my chasm
A heartbeat
It moved the very core of me
The winds of change brought life, like
A tsunami and washed us ashore
Together
Parent and child

I felt an earthquake across a chasm.
 An 8.9
It shook the very core of me
The winds of change brought death, with
 A tsunami and washed us ashore
Together
Dead and buried




Posted for Three Word Wednesday prompt "breeze, tickle and mellow"
And for One Shot Wednesday

25 comments:

Christine said...

The finality of the two phrases mingling together, sad on so many levels.

anthonynorth said...

Great words. A subject on so many minds at the moment.

Fear Not the Darkness but What lies Within said...

Sheilagh Lee said:The imagery in this is outstanding.It is so sad what is happening in Japan.

Brian Miller said...

ugh...the reality of tragedy...the images are heart breaking...

Deborah said...

Powerful words cleverly written ... well done.

cianphelan said...

Together, in life and death...touching, but tragic, a good dedication to that which is foremost in so many's minds at the moment.

Kodjo Deynoo. said...

I like your take on the Japan situation
it was worth your words and our read, of such expression nice one

rallentanda said...

Well crafted powerful poem expressing the current tragedy. Well done.

Kim Nelson said...

Sad, yet so relevant.

S. Sharp said...

My hearts felt your words and I'm praying for Japan. Very well written.

Thanks for sharing- Shadiatique

Vodka Mom said...

incredible.


really.

Jingle said...

witty word play.

Lisa said...

Elaine, as always your writing is inspirational. I loved reading this poignant piece.

oldegg said...

It is so difficult to contemplate the enormity of the disaster, so it is good to read of another reaction to it.

Nanka said...

Sad and share your sentiments. Leaves one with a sinking feeling!!

Shail said...

The reality of the recent tragedy comes through your words.

Old Altonian said...

It takes great craftsmanship to wrap a tragedy up into such a beautifully written poem. One can but admire your skill, and say thanks!

Ren Thompson said...

That hit me right in the heart.
Powerful...

The Rusty Pen said...

Very poignant writing. You've captures the essence of such a great tragedy. It saddens me to know the truth of these words even though they are so beautifully written.

RMP said...

wow! powerful and tender. lovely

Hayden Andrews said...

Thank you for this well written poem, merging an online game with real life current events.

The Poetry Bin

Elaine said...

An online game?

J Cosmo Newbery said...

A sensitive handling of an emotional topic. Well done.

totomai said...

aaaww. thanks for the concern. hopefully everything will be fine here soon

arigatou

Mad Kane said...

Emotional and beautifully written.

And thanks so much for participating in my latest Limerick-Off! Mad Kane

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