Earthquake Poem: The Shaking

The earth just keeps on moving

Beneath my very feet

The cracks keep on appearing

And make the old house weak


I see the hidden terror in the eyes of those around

I watch them as they try to bypass all the broken ground


I see the children shudder

After every shake and jolt

That pulses through the underground

From this deadly fault


My city falls around me, and people die in pain

Cracks in concrete, open wounds, the bloody liquefaction stain

Streets of rubble, twisted bridges, broken buildings, new formed ridges

First the rumbling, then the crumbling, then the sights of structures tumbling


A city once so beautiful

That stood so proud and wonderful

Is now a ghost that haunts us all.

More by this Author


Comments 16 comments

Mitchie 2 years ago

That was great that made me say that like a thousand of times and I really want to know did you make that yourself? But I got to say I really love it and Peace out to you the lovely poem writer.!!!! By Mitchie Smith.!!! Give feedback of face book my name is Mitchie Smith...!!!


Yang 2 years ago

Devastated


65t 2 years ago

gggggggggggggggggggggggggggoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooodddddddddddddddddddddddd


jessica simpson 3 years ago

that's showing and expressing what it feels like in an earthquake


PAUL 3 years ago

HOW WAS IT FROM


Martha 3 years ago

Nice, well wrote piece


marina 3 years ago

it 's very nice


Emily Smith 3 years ago

Thank you for showing me how it's like to experience such a terrible disaster.


sarcasticool profile image

sarcasticool 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thank you. The forces of nature can take away from mankind the one thing that makes us feel secure, our control over our environment. It is the things in life we have no control over that make us vulnerable I think.


Fennelseed profile image

Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

We can build highways and bridges and building higher and higher reaching to the stars, we think we can do anything - but we will never tame nature!! Great poem of just what nature can do. My votes to you, Sarcasticool.


sarcasticool profile image

sarcasticool 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thank you


duffsmom profile image

duffsmom 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

Awesome.


sarcasticool profile image

sarcasticool 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thank you. The nerves of the people here in this city are shot to hell really. Never knowing when the next big one is coming and how bad it will be. :(


GNelson profile image

GNelson 4 years ago from Florida

Wow! I had no idea it was so bad. Good Poem!!


sarcasticool profile image

sarcasticool 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thanks :) And we still get the Quakes everyday, there have been thousands of aftershocks and some have been up to 4s, 5s and even 6's. I am writing a hub about the Christchurch earthquake from the 7.1 quake that started it on 4 September 2010 and the 22 February 6.3 quake that killed 181 people and the further 6 point and 5 point quakes. Seems no end to it.


Laura Matkin profile image

Laura Matkin 4 years ago from Laceys Spring, Alabama

Awesome!!! My Favorite part was

Streets of rubble, twisted bridges, broken buildings, new formed ridges

First the rumbling, then the crumbling, then the sights of structures tumbling

GREAT work Sarcasticool

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    sarcasticool profile image

    sarcasticool32 Followers
    22 Articles


    Click to Rate This Article
    working