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When nature exacts its revenge: a four part haiku

Updated on February 12, 2013
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Liquid carninvore

Devours things in its paths

Thoroughly cleansing


Footage of Japan Tsunami...may not be suitable for young audiences.

Tears from the heavens

Released on sight of folly

Dry after damage


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Creating craters

New contours lie on the ground

Destroyed possessions

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Gap in the heavens

Inviting the sun’s great rays

Trapping their ill-warmth


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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Eddy!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks very much, Laurinzo. Nature will definitely act up when abused...and who can blame her!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant and thank you so much for sharing.

      Eddy.

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      How very true... and it so few words such a profound truth is beautifully said...

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      HI, QudsiP1. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for coming by!

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      QudsiaP1 5 years ago

      Beautiful haiku; straight from the heart.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Yes, Rajan, I definitely think so too. I'd like to thank you very much for sharing, because it is indeed so timely,

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Awesome haiku, significantly poinst out the way nature responds to our being disrespectful to her. A very timely hub.

      Up, useful and sharing.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      They are a resilient race, Ann. I was thinking of them as I wrote this one. Thanks for coming by!

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      Ann1Az2 5 years ago from Orange, Texas

      midget - this tragedy has definitely shown us the heart of the Japanese people. They should be commended for their bravery and courage.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Blessings to you too, Tri.

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      Tri Kusuma Wardhany 5 years ago from indonesia

      LANJUTKAN

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks for coming by, James! I'm so happy to share haikus...the shortest yet most thought provoking form of poetry. Appreciate you always!!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Nature certainly has its own way of fighting when we push her into a corner! Glad you like this and thanks for coming by, Carter06!

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      This is powerful Michelle and a stark reminder that one can't argue, prevent, fight or take nature for granted...she will have her own way...we just need to appreciate and preserve all that we can...VUAI & shared...cheers

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      Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

      You are awesome with Haikus Michelle, enjoyed this one very much. Voted up, awesome, interesting, and beautiful :)

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Hyphenbird! I think man has taken things for granted for too long, and it fights back when cornered. I think the events that are happening these days speak of those times. I'm so glad you enjoy this! Thanks for coming by!

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Your Haiku is very well written and lovely. The subject matter should be a wake up call for all mankind. Anything turns to self protect when pushed too far and we have our plant teetering.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Yes, we should not take it for granted! Thanks, Ignugent!

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      Very strong words Michelle and it is really raging with anger. Nature is very beautiful but we have to be very careful.

      Voted up and more!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Why, thanks, Lord! We take that role in the world for granted...when we are able to do so much for the good, if only we learned how to be collective about it. Thanks for coming by!

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      A powerful Haiku that make us think about our role in this world and its nature. Way to goo Michelle! Still loving that smile fo yours!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      I guess we seldom see beyond the destruction, Keith!! Thanks so much for coming by, my friend!!

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      Nature is destruction and reconstruction of everything including our emotions and our spirits. Thanks for the share, Michelle!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Yep, sometimes we humans to the things that would really deserve it. Thanks for coming by, Hatter!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      There it is

      Nature's grand revenge

      Some know it as a human

      -very good. thank you-

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Oh yes, Kim, she's pissed, very. That's why the tsunamis, earthquakes...anything in her power to fight back!! Thanks for the read, my friend!

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      You are truly gifted with Haiku! You manage to pack so much power into 3 little lines. We are the biggest bullies on the planet and yet we don't expect anyone to fight back? You can "train" a lion and the first chance it gets it will bite you. That's exactly what mother nature does. Frankly I think she's pissed at us. Beautiful and powerful!! Voting and sharing a bunch!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Nature is indeed a destructive force...but it does so out of necessity and its own nature...but humans sometimes just destroy for the fun of it. Thanks for the lovely comment and insight, Peggy W!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Indeed, Mary, there is always something beautiful in sadness! I'm so glad you like this...thanks for coming by!!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Yup, we can't find a way sometimes to rein nature in. BUt we can control certain things we do that cause the bad things to happen! Thanks for coming by, my dear!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      I like the way you've put it here, Richard. We've to stop building and start expecting...and returning what we've taken from nature! Thanks for coming by!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Nature does what comes naturally, but for us, we destroy at random and at will. This is an insightful comment I appreciate very much indeed. Yes, it shows us how insignificant we really are, and how we often take things for granted! Thanks, To business!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You have certainly captured nature's destructive power in your poetry and photos. Despite man's best efforts, it can all be destroyed in mere moments when Mother Nature exhibits her fury.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Bill! Her power is incredible whence is forced into a position where she has to unleash it. Thanks for coming by!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lovely work Michelle! Nature has a way of changing out plans at times, and her power is incredible. You captured it all quite well.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      I am sure it must have caused lots of chaos, Sunshine! This destruction is Her way of protesting against the way some of Mankind takes her for granted! Thanks for coming by!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      It's nature getting her just desserts, sad though that is has to be this way! Thanks for coming by, Rema!

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Wonderful creation Michelle. Nature's fury is unpredictable and uncontrollable. Great expression of the sad outcome 0f Nature's fury here.

      Cheers, Rema.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Living in Florida and in the path of many hurricanes I've seen quite a bit of destruction. Nature offers us so much beauty and could also create havoc! Your haiku is awesome!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Another gem by you. You take what is so sad and obvious and using your talents turn it into something sad yet beautiful. Amazing!

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Michelle, s o very true indeed about nature sometimes being so very cruel and violent. It just so happens that it is just truly a part of life whether we like or not and as much as we can control so many things, we cannot control this. And there truly is no rhyme or reason with these disastrous events. Have of course voted up and shared too :)

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      As man continues to encroach upon nature, he's destined to fall victim to nature's violent nature. Sooner or later he must learn, sometimes at a horrible coast of human life, that there's a point where you stop building and start respecting.

      Great Job, Michelle! Very expressive!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      How ironic? Mankind has manipulated the earth for so long almost to the point of arrogance. We believe every thing that happen is about us. And yes, some natural disasters are as a result of our direct action, but the planet is always changing, and have done so for over 4 billion years.

      The tsunami, as devastating and heart breaking as it was is only nature doing what comes naturally, showing us how very insignificant we really are, and your Haiku has captured the awesome force brilliantly here.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      A four part haiku on how nature takes its revenge after being abused.