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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.