For Japan....For Tomorrow.

I'm thinking tonight of Japan
her people understand frailties of life
Of generations past .....of futures
who know of wars.... of strife

The wind chimes of music... serene
warm nights of mysteries
We reach out to you now
we've shared our histories

Mellowed souls ......and hidden smiles
springs beauty in colors
Green silent hills of heaven
ageing fathers and giving mothers

Your samurai laying at rest
and whalers prowling the seas
Your children laughing at play
the prayers on bended knees

We reach out our hands ....our hearts
our pantries open too
Our hands join in clasps of
compassion ...in offering to you

Her pride ......her honor .......
will she accept our hands
To save herself from the seas
reaching far into her lands







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DIR-ACT 5 years ago from Papendrecht

We all think of the people in Japan. Great Poem!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

A lovely tribute to the wonderful people of Japan in their painful time of tribulation.


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

A lovely tribute to the land of Japan and its people. They have shown resilence and grace. My prayers and healing toughts are with them.

Have shared in Facebook!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

DI ACT, Such composure from a great people always! Truely a strong spirited and resilient soul of a nation ,We should be begging them to let us help them, Thank you.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphenbird ,Looking into the eyes of the japanese , you can see all the way to the other end of mankind, I pray for their future. Thank you for sharing.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Violet sun , Thank you , and how appropriate Violet sun and the land of the setting sun! It is the hope born of all soulfull and serene people together that will mend and heal ! From our hearts .....to theirs.


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LaurieDawn 5 years ago

A wonderful tribute Dear Man, may we remember them all in our prayers, in our well wishes, in our blessings. And may they feel the strength as they go through their troubled times.

*hugs*

Laurie


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Laurie Dawn , Yes we must.....and I hope they persevere. Thank you for reading and listening. Hugs right back.


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Jean Bakula 5 years ago from New Jersey

Very beautiful. It is so difficult to see the Japanese people suffer, and in that silent way. I hope people rise to the occasion to help, and we all pray to whatever God or Goddesses or whomever we believe in to help them in this terrible time.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Jean Bakula , thank you Pray for them .


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CheyenneAutumn 5 years ago

Fierce in serentiy and calm in demenor, grace of a plum blossom petal. Enduring, striving, piecing together the past with the future and standing tall. The people whose very souls are shown in the contrast of their lands highest mountain, stately, serene, cool and composed yet able to breath fire and stand its ground. My thoughts and prayers are with them as I join you, my friend, in prayer.


daddysgirl 5 years ago

I have been praying and hopefully most do for the lost lives and left behind loved ones there. This kind of devastation is unimaginable for most, but it's time to open our eyes and hearts! This is so heart felt dad...really puts my own life into perspective on how "bad things are". Just to think this is still too soon to say what the exact loss of life is...a lot of men, women, children and babies still missing. Oh my heart aches for them! The only thing we can do powerful enough is to pray!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hi Laurie , This world will learn soo much from such a resiliant people , America Must, step forward now to show the world and Japan how much we value them here on earth with us. I hope you are well Laurie.....you have such a way with words.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

I believe by the time this is over there will be tens of thousands of lost souls , maybe hundreds. Imagine the agonies of not knowing where or how you lost your loved ones must be! This morning I watched as a giant of a soul carried another on thier back in Japans rubble, searching for their tomorrow! They are so strong a willed people .Pray fo them! I love you !oxoxoxoxo Dad


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Great poem that shows sensitivity and caring thoughts for these poor people. I cannot begin to comprehend how they are coping but somehow or other that coping mechanism comes to the fore and they will move forward.

I push awesome/up on this one.

My heart goes out to them all and thank you so much for sharing this hub with us.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Our hearts all ! Ache for the loss of lives . to hell with the materials the economy the houses all that will be rebuilt , but the lives ......Thank you for sharing ...all.


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

I'm glad to see more thoughts and praises honoring the people of Japan! All our prayers together have power to work wonders! Thank you for sharing this lovely, compassionate poem!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Fossillady,There is a spirit here on these pages that is powerful enough to show the Japanese that the joining of our prayers can travel far into the world of hope. And you are a part of that! That feels good doesn't it? Be well my friend!


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chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

Beautiful words.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Oh thank you Chspublish , I know one thing , we all here feel the same way , thanks for sharing. Take care of you! Ed.


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samiaali 5 years ago

What a beautiful poem ahorseback! I share in your feelings completely. I watch all the updates and am praying for the entire nation. Thank you! :)


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Our power is in prayer , Sami, and you're a big part of that- Thank You!!! :-]


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Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

I know I made comment on this today but must have forgotten to post, I do that sometimes...yes prayer of many together is the best we can do, but I fear this is just a beginning...far from ending. It would take so many praying with real meaning,and ready ourselves for what our country faces too. I was glad to see the prayers on bended knees, that is the kind of prayer that brings answers, very good hub.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Thank you Jackie , and we know that you are praying , It is the power like yours that will lead the way! There is no more we can do nor less. Be well and keep smiling.

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