Wednesday, March 16, 2011

ode to Japan

walking on sandy beaches with their loved ones,
watching television in the arms of the loved ones.
lazing around in the house, reading the papers,
strolling in the park, admiring faraway skyscrapers.

in come the killer waves 10m high,
leaving no vehicles nor buildings dry.
sweeping away cars, lorries, boats, ships and even planes,
once a township, has now become devastated plains.

the ground moves and shatters beneath their feet,
there's no escape, nowhere to run when the ground begins to split.
nature has shown no mercy before,
henceforth, it's wrath springs forth from its core.

deaths and devastation seen every where in its vengeful path,
ships on buildings, cars in waters in the aftermath.
bodies piling high, scattered here and there,
hopes of miracles abound for those still out there.

air contamination from meltdowns of nuclear reactors,
add to woes and sorrows of all the administrators.
whence forth will it all end and new beginnings can start from scratch,
time will tell, 'tis said, but for the survivors it's still a stretch.

it's with this, i pray for japan and all its citizens in view,
it's said that when you cry, you cry alone,
but rest assured, at this moment, the world cries with you,
as the late michael jackson says, you're not alone... 

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below is the sad video clip of the disaster....