Parsley's Poem of the Day

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4. 26/12/14 (#4)

 

Liquid Destruction

The swelling rocks boats in harbours

As the life-giver's anger builds

Though the skies are clear, the water roars

And starts to punish our homes

A lucky few scramble onto rooftops

But for most there is no time to act

Their bodies caught up in the raging ocean

As our protector becomes our downfall

The liquid flows, unstoppable and unforgiving

Plucking soul after soul from life

Babies cry as they are ripped from the arms of their mothers

Mothers cry as the light of their life is blotted out so easily

Husbands cry because they cannot save their love from death

Even the children realise that this is no game

They do not cry

They go silent and close their eyes

They wish the water away

But wishes are not enough

Lives are crushed in an instant of misfortune

Even the survivors have little prospects remaining

To rebuild seems impossible

When the foundations you build on are destroyed

But rebuild they did, to an extent

Over time the wounds cut so suddenly began to heal

But the trauma, the fear, the certainty of your own death

That will never fade.

 

 

At least 230,000 people died on this day 10 years ago, many more are still missing. The 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami was one of the most devastating natural disasters in human history. This poem will make no difference to that, but I would still like to dedicate it to all the people who lost their lives, family or livelihood in the disaster.

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