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On The Ocean Waves

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On The Ocean Waves

On the ocean waves ride the remnants of lives destroyed
From distant shores decimated by nature’s wrath 
With little warning of the impending tsunami roar
Hopes of a calm prosperity were instantly dashed

On the ocean waves ride items once belonging in homes
Floating eastward are mementos eternally lost
No one left to claim the memories they held
As human lives are tallied in the disastrous cost

On the ocean waves ride reminders of a delicate life
Always at the mercy of what nature might claim
In the blink of an eye, a world turned upside-down
Regardless of achievement, regardless of fame

But for the mercy of God,
	That could be our lives
			On the ocean waves

Copyright © Joe Flach

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  1. Date: 8/9/2012 10:27:00 AM
    A well deserved win for you. Congratulations Joe. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 9:46:00 AM
    Wonderful and wise words, Joe! Congrats on your win! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 7:52:00 AM
    excellent! very well done!

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 3:31:00 AM
    Joe, a stark reminder of those terrrible times when devastation called uninvited...David

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 6:41:00 PM
    A powerful poem of devastation. How tragic for those caught in natures furry. Well written.