Japanese Catastrophe-A Poem on Japan's tragic Incident

It was a black day,

A black Thursday.

When a catastrophe occured,

Which man may,

Never be able to forget.


When an earthquake hit Japan,

With all it's might.

The sea was shook beneath the floor!

Oh God! What fright,

it was; to see the waves,

So high up in the air.


How could God do this?

It was something not done even by beasts!

But was it a penalty for the Japanese,

For being atheists,

To the core of their hearts?


No! God could not do this.

He is Just and Kind.

He knows that, it's only with time,

That the man will find,

The believer hidden inside him,

The actual child of God.


Then why did all this occur?

What are it's implications?

Does this foretell the end?

And the upcoming devastations,

With the supposed end of the world?


As if the Tsunami was not enough,

And the doomsday was not over;

A nuclear plant exploded,

And now, a radio active cloud will hover,

Over Japan; like a black hawk in Afghanistan,

With an aim to KILL.


Japan remains devastated,

Hopes are getting crushed.

Nuclear reactors explode one after the other,

And man is getting flushed,

By the Killer Water.


But Japan will reappear a winner,

As it did after nineteen forty-five.

It will start a new struggle,

And bring out a new life.

They don't rely on God, but believe in themselves.

And their fate,

Lies in their own hands.

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raghavrathi 5 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. Author

this was a small tribute to the Japanese people from my side.....

i vud love to have your comments over this........


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

"No! God could not do this.

He is Just and Kind.

He knows that, it's only with time,

That the man will find,

The believer hidden inside him,

The actual child of God."

You already have learned such an important lesson that people 100 years old sometimes never get about God. It's always blamed on God but it says that Satan has control of the world right now and he will eventually lose, AGAIN, but in the mean time people are so quick to judge that it is God punishing.

He is a just God and only He knows the end from the beginning. Some day we will understand, for now it is faith that He wants from us.

The devastation was so horrific and incredible. I watched and was up until 4:00 am, not being able to believe my eyes. And you are right, the Japanese people will rebuild and they will take this in stride. Things may never be the same again, but they will not disappear over this as other countries may have if it had happened to them. I think you did a wonderful job of relating your feelings and of raising questions for your readers to think about.


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raghavrathi 5 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. Author

thanks a lot Sherry...

I know, i could not sleep that night just sat there thinking and also cried a little that night.....cried after a long time.


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

I did too, for the first time in a very long time.


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raghavrathi 5 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. Author

It shook me to the core...

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