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When the Ground Shook

March 16, 2011
By Jane3 SILVER, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Jane3 SILVER, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
“The capital-T truth is about life BEFORE death. It is about the real value of a real education, which has almost nothing to do with knowledge, and everything to do with simple awareness; awareness of what is so real and essential, so hidden in plain sight all around us, all the time, that we have to keep reminding ourselves over and over: this is water. This is water.”

Quick thumps and quivers
That gave me the shivers

A jolt in the ground
That made us all frown

I ran for cover
As the rest all hovered

The earth was shaking
The sun was baking

My heart was pounding
The siren was sounding

They ran with pure fright
It was really a sight

On and on the rumbling went
And it continued until the flagpoles were bent

I thought it would end
Like the rest that he sends

But it never did cease
We were never at ease

As things fell to the ground
I listened for the sound

Saying it was done
But there simply was none

When it came it felt like hours
With mystical magical powers

It was over at last
It was now just the past

I got up from my stance
And stated to dance

But I was wrong
The fat lady never sang her song

Up we went to the tippy top
Yet when we were there it didn’t stop

The waves crashed with a roar
Even though they were way past shore

I saw my haven my home
Swept away in a moan

My town and my street
Was all torn and beat

The waves had gone
With no pros, but cons

Now I am lost
My life has been tossed

I worry you see
For not only me

My friends family and more
Now we have not, but a floor

So I ask you
What can you do?

Lets help Japan get through their time of need, and be thankful that we are not in the same vote.

The author's comments:
I have been watching the news lately and I thought I would like to write something for everyone in Japan. They are going through a very hard time, and I wish there was more I personally could do to help.

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This article has 8 comments.

on May. 3 2011 at 9:14 am
Bravo, well done! I knew it was about Japan the minute I started to read. You are truly gifted!

Mrs. G said...
on Apr. 25 2011 at 1:25 pm
Thank you for sharing your poem - you've given us a personal slant to a horrific disaster

annie said...
on Apr. 20 2011 at 7:36 pm
What a great peom!

no.36 said...
on Apr. 18 2011 at 6:25 pm

What a great poem! That is just so wonderful... keep on writing!!!! You totally deserve to be in the magazine!!!(c:


sdp029 said...
on Apr. 17 2011 at 3:27 pm
THIS IS AHHHMAZZINGGGG! i hope you get in the magizine you definetly will!

Emma B said...
on Apr. 17 2011 at 12:09 pm
This is amazing! i could really picture what was happening:)

Arden B said...
on Apr. 17 2011 at 10:30 am
I love it! Definitly made me think about Japan!

Taylor G said...
on Apr. 16 2011 at 10:03 am
Awesome poem!!!!