The Rising Sun on its Knees

Tsunami- Wave of destruction
Tsunami- Wave of destruction
Tsunami- Aftermath
Tsunami- Aftermath

The Rising Sun on its Knees

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Nature’s impact hardly believed the devastation unimaginable.

Life like tissue paper crumples under the power of nature’s brooding.

People like insects tremble, the force of a world cracking unleashed,

roaring, tearing, cascading into matchstick houses, pulverising.


No time for fear, desperation takes flight, clambering for breath,

human fragments on a black sea of death, a wall of floating hell.

Twisted earth quivers as if to shake off what remains,

rid itself of what man has achieved, has fabricated.


Shallow, harrowing will, bent on decimation,

like dominos we fall, one devastating blow after another.

It feels like spite, but nature is not malevolent, simply ordered,

creating a natural balance and a consequence of life.


We pray for humanity to be free of suffering,

for that land of the rising sun to once again flourish.

And as humanity does best, resurrect and find comfort in one another.

This too shall pass, and we should give thought to the lost.


We are but visitors on this our host mother earth,

and we must abide by her will, and listen closely to her truth.

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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks for stopping by Eiddwen.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Very touching and thanks for sharing.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks tnderhrt23.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago

Graphic, deeply touching, and true. Excellent write, Tony.

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