30 Poems in 30 Days-Day 29

NaPoWriMo: http://www.napowrimo.net/ (Day 29, headline)

New York  Times Headline, April 29, 2011

http://www.nytimes.com/ : with 300 dead, a search for survivors,

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I have nil control over my fate

When it comes to earthquake,

The nightmare hits my place

With unstoppable pace.

The floor cracks,

The Building falls.

Rocks crumble,

Animals stumble.

Humans get buried

While rescuing teams hurried.

When I open my eyes,

I see dead flies

And wounded mice,

Lying in bed,

I learned that my parents are dead!

So sad,

So mad,

About this bad

Fate I have had!

Becoming homeless,

And feeling helpless,

Strangers care for me instead.

Being still in dread

Of this disastrous dismay,

I chew a slice of bread

And wonder

Where is my home to stay.

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7 thoughts on “30 Poems in 30 Days-Day 29

  1. So much sadness and trauma in the world. Prayers out to the victims of the earthquakes and tornados and other disasters. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Jingle.

  2. Such devastation and a great poem that gets the impact across so aptly. At times like this we realise how fragile our existence!

  3. Very well done, Jingle. I enjoyed your rhyme and rhythm and your word choices. The topic well chosen.
    Thank you for visiting my blog, I have had a severe dry spell…I think it’s over.
    regards,
    Eaton

  4. You have perfectly captured the moment – painful, poignant, confusing – as it is for far too many these day. Well done, Ji. Compassionate. Excellent choice of subject and excellent delivery. Thank you!

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