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Earthquake 2011

It's 12.51pm and I am sitting chatting to same friends
The next minute the room starts swaying back and forward
Chairs start falling, tables fall, and people screaming
The whole room swaying like we were on a scary rollercoaster

An unsafe rollercoaster
Walking outside was like we had gone to war
And no one had told us
It was like we had bombs dropped on us

Smoke from buildings fallen and from fires
Houses downs
Roads torn up
People dead
People buried alive

People missing

Someone was watching over me that day

Copyright © Jennifer O'Brien

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  1. Date: 6/19/2011 8:00:00 AM
    Wow, this poem is like a snapshot letting the world in on your experience. I wish you all the best. Write on!

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 12:54:00 AM
    All the best i hope christchurch stop shakeing soon , it is my home town but i now live in brisbane heart is there for all in ch ch

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 12:08:00 PM
    Welcome to PS, Jen. Awesome piece. What a scary experience! Glad you were unharmed. Looking forward to your next posting. Ralph

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 6:11:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Jennifer. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol