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7 January 2005

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 January 7, 2005
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Category: Poetry Collection

TSUNAMI   –     This poem is dedicated to those who lost their life – Boxing day 2004.

The earth cracked open like an over-ripe horse chestnut shell

Then She gave birth to a tumultuous, epic-conquering swell

A giant flooding Frankenstein, mother of monsters, as Her waters broke –

To tidal power aside the God fearing, human harvest hoard

She strangled them with her massive lassoing umbilical cord

And although her prey was God-fearing ,  and so very, very brave

There would be precious few that Mother Earth would select to save.

Mother Nature sneezed, blew her nose and showed her gargantuan power

Many humans then saw, first hand, the black reapers witching hour.

The awesome might of a moaning, groaning, shrieking Mother earth

She counters respect for no one or anything when She is ready to give Birth

It is from such Mother earthly lessons that we selfish humans must learn

To respect Mother Nature’s planet, Her universe, Her sun’s awesome burn

For Mother Nature, when She so desires, can be apocalyptically, unforgivingly stern

Her wind and waves can steal our loved ones away and for their souls we still yearn.

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Famous for his involvement with Manchester United and Carlisle United professional football clubs. This website showcases the other lifelong passions of Michael Knighton - as a creator of Art and Poetry and occasional blogger.

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