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A Sonnet for Japan

Updated on October 7, 2014

A Sonnet for Japan

Regarding the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011

Words can not express the depth of the horror and sadness felt at the scenes unfolding in the Japanese islands. I have tried to put some of my thoughts and feelings, as a humble remote witness, into a sonnet.

---- MyFairLadyah

All poetry copyright Mindy Makuta (aka MyFairLadyah) Reprint with Permission

A Sonnet for Japan

So, today, there is no time for weeping

Too many remain beneath the rubble

Let the sheltered little ones stay sleeping

And the bearded chin remain a stubble

More dead found from the tow'ring water wall

Than from the shaking of the heaving earth

A mesmerized world has heard Japan's call

As a baby makes known its time for birth

Nuclear crisis looms; as power fades

To the South, a volcano comes to life

Rescuers dig with hands, shovels and spades

Look there; a husband searching for his wife

Over time, these strong people will adjust

This is how it is and will be. They must

Sterling Silver Origami Crane Necklace

This necklace captures the Japanese legend that one thousand folded oragami cranes may make a wish come true

Time to Heal

Japan has had some months to heal

And it really is a big deal

For a nation to rebound from the brink

Gives me solace and makes me think

Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crises in Japan - Regarding the events and aftermath of March 11, 2011

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      Chazz 7 years ago from New York

      Had to thank you for your heartfelt lens. My son and daughter-in-law live in Tokyo and now, even 3 weeks after March 11th, they still have friends who have not been found.

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      Cath1125 7 years ago

      lovely sonnet so so sad.

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      yourgoldenfuture 7 years ago

      this is sweet and sad...

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      Tony Payne 7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      That's excellent. Unfortunately the problems in Japan just seem to keep getting worse, with the atomic power plant problems etc. I hope they manage to get things in order very soon, it's so sad. Blessed by an angel.

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      Beautiful sonnet!

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      WANDERINGWONDER1 7 years ago

      wow! i love your sonnet... :D Sad to say it tells of a tragic story of the Japanese quake and I am overwhelmed with sadness that it had to happen. :(

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      Oh my the goosebumps started rising from my feet to the top of my head as I read your beautiful sonnet for Japan!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Beautiful sonnet by great lady with wonderful heart :) 5 stars for you .. dearest Mindy :) Have wonderful times ..

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