Tragic Happenings

Devastating earthquakes,
Lost lives,
Suffering of the hurt ones.
What tragic happenings!

Quakes disturb the oceans
With strong, angry waters,
Sweeping away everything they touch.

Even the birds above
Fly away from the sight.
We humans are powerless
To stop the devastation,
People running, screaming in fear.
Where is there safety
When the earth moves under their feet?

In sadness we watch
The pictures on cable T.V.
We hope the earth—deep, deep below—
Will stop grinding somehow
So fear can be eased
For a calmer tomorrow.

                        — [March 12, 2010]

1 Comment

  1. Kathy Hammond

    Hilda,
    Do you remember me from University City? Marian Hammond is my mother and you were my Avon lady

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