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Earthquake Poem: The Shaking

Updated on December 21, 2014

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.

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      Mitchie 3 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...!!!

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      Yang 3 years ago

      Devastated

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      65t 3 years ago

      gggggggggggggggggggggggggggoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooodddddddddddddddddddddddd

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      jessica simpson 3 years ago

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

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      PAUL 4 years ago

      HOW WAS IT FROM

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      Martha 4 years ago

      Nice, well wrote piece

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      marina 4 years ago

      it 's very nice

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      Emily Smith 4 years ago

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

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      sarcasticool 5 years ago from New Zealand

      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.

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      Annie Fenn 5 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.

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      sarcasticool 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Thank you

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Awesome.

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      sarcasticool 5 years ago from New Zealand

      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. :(

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      GNelson 5 years ago from Florida

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

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      sarcasticool 5 years ago from New Zealand

      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.

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      Laura Matkin 5 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

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