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Pray for us

This earth quakes and shakes beneath our feet. And in these six minutes my life flashed before Me... Has mother earth turned her back on us. Inducing fear. Black waves crash against shores unaware.. washing away life that once abundantly flowed. Will these dark and angry seas never subside. decimating homes- destroying lives. With our dreams melted to the core we watch as a cloud spreads, not from the sky but from Mans Energetic ambition. Inciting panic- demolishing dreams- Polluting water. But this moment of pain and destruction isn't insurmountable. For waters can be cleansed, panic and fears will be calmed, homes can be rebuilt, We will live to dream another night, And the lives we've once lived will be restored. We will recover from the disaster that has befallen us. Because we were, are and always will be a strong, resilient and beautiful people. And the splendor of Japan will never cease. Now in this most bleak of moments, and the strongest of test of our will. Pray for our home land.. Pray for our recovery.. Pray.. For us.

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  1. Date: 2/21/2012 11:23:00 PM

    DANIEL... NICE WIN..... CONGRATUALTIONS! ;-) ~ always*PD

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 3:13:00 PM

    Daniel, Mother Nature can be beautiful and she can be destructive. Your poem is full of hope and reminds us all that we can overcome these obstacles. Wonderful work, my friend. Congrats on placing on Catie's winners' list...........S.Ronthorpe

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 3:12:00 PM

    I didn't think I'd ever see a poem on the soup about this, it's too real an issue to be accurately comprehended by a reader. Anyway, I enjoyed your poem, surely your words ignited dozens of prayers.

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 11:52:00 AM

    Ah yes, this is a prayer of a poem. "Man's Energitic ambition". Strong dedication to the plight of Japan. Congratulations on your win in Catie's contest!

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 10:50:00 AM

    Congratulations on your placement in ~Catie's~ "Free Verse" contest Daniel. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 10:32:00 AM

    congrats Daniel on a top ten victory with this stunning free verse luv...

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 6:37:00 AM

    I loved this one, Daniel. Excellent poem! Congratulations on your win in my free verse contest. Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 12:34:00 AM

    Many Congrats Daniel on big coveted win in Debbie's contest. Luv & best wishes - Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 10:18:00 PM

    Just what the doctor (DEB) ordered for her contest! Congrats on your win with this awesome poem telling of the splendor of Japan.

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 3:37:00 AM

    congrats to you on a fine piece of poetry x

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 12:38:00 PM

    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Debbie Guzzi's contest Daniel. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 10:09:00 AM

    Wonderful message you give here, Daniel-- Japan still definitely needs our prayers --congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 6:02:00 AM

    Congratulations on the win in the contest of debbie, Daniel

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 5:28:00 AM

    Congrats Daniel on your great win in Japan contest .. enjoy luv..

  1. Date: 5/9/2011 6:08:00 AM

    Hi there thanks for the entry! I had a suggestion make it YOU who are there feeling this it can be done easily "the earth quakes and shakes beneath MY feet" "with OUR dreams" "we will live to dream" etc. and end with PRAY for us...also run it through spell check "insurmountable" Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/9/2011 7:17:00 AM

    Just a wonderful tribute and prayer. Light & Love