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Holding Japan

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Holding Japan

Light a candle
Each flickering flame representing a face
A time for togetherness for this race

The world cries 
Time for giving and wearing their hearts
Opening their homes to families lost

Landscape crying
Beauty still shines through the pain
A community will rebuild  again

United in hurt
Holding each other to stand tall together
They remember their angels forever and ever  




For contest "Tribute To Japan"

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  1. Date: 5/21/2011 12:26:00 PM

    Many congrats on your win, Emma : )

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 10:59:00 AM

    Reallly good stuff, Emma. Your first stanza grabbed me.

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 12:41:00 AM

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

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 12:40:00 AM

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

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 10:25:00 PM

    Nicely done, this tribute to Japan. Congrats on your HM, Emma.

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 9:09:00 AM

    What a lovelly tribute.Many congrats on your deserved win!

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 12:41:00 PM

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

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 10:21:00 AM

    I was really moved by this one when read it before, Emma, as I still am-- way to go for being in the winners' list with this touching piece

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 6:05:00 AM

    Congratulations on the HM win in the contest of debbie, Emma

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 6:05:00 AM

    Many congrats to you : )

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 5:32:00 AM

    Congrats Emma on your HM in the Japan contest with this great entry ...enjoy a special honor with luv..

  1. Date: 5/18/2011 2:35:00 PM

    Thank you for the fine entry. Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 7:36:00 AM

    A beautiful poem, filled with emotion. I'm sure you'll do well in the contest.

  1. Date: 5/15/2011 4:43:00 AM

    Hi Emma-They are certainly UNITED in hurt as you well-coined this phrase. The format of this poem is unique...light a candle...the world cries...landscape crying...a real home run! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 4:56:00 PM

    I honestly got chills as I read this one, Emma, especially from the start where you say each flame represents a face-very beautiful and touching tribute to the Japanese! Love this one...:)

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 7:58:00 AM

    Such a heartfilled and heartfelt poem of loving each other, caring for others, and banding together during hardship. Lovely tribute this is, Emma! ~

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 7:01:00 AM

    Excellent write!! very well done...always Michael

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 12:05:00 AM

    Very nicely done, Emma. I wanted to do a haiku series like this one myself. But I just keep postponing. I guess my muse's heart is not in it! Good luck in the contest, dear.

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 7:58:00 PM

    Superb entry Emma...good luck in the contest.. I luv the intro line ..light a candle.. it si so apropos for the tragedy Japan has suffered.. most creative ..luv..happy weekend..

    Buckeridge Avatar Emma Buckeridge Date: 5/13/2011 8:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your kind words Linda x
  1. Date: 5/13/2011 6:23:00 PM

    bottom line, if you support the tigers..you should be supporting his decision of his dolphins and whales too..

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 6:23:00 PM

    now do you support other kind of animals being butchered like the tiger? then you should support dolphins and whales and understand Gods supreme reign of why he sent it

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 6:22:00 PM

    if you are christian you need to see the Lords views on how and why he did that..which he did..

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 6:21:00 PM

    i completely agree with helping japan..I do..I am not unsympathetic to their plee..but my religion is clear he makes storms happen, and they are butchering whales and killing dolphins..I do not disagree with his decisions of storms..but I think that it is good people are being helped..because it is their government allowing it..and bad people doing the butchering, not all japanese agree with the animals they butcher

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 4:01:00 PM

    A very moving tribute to the people of Japan and their ability to unite when catastrophe strikes, Emma. I really like the form you used here; it is similar to one I have used often and it makes for a great flow. Best wishes in the contest! Love, Carolyn

    Buckeridge Avatar Emma Buckeridge Date: 5/13/2011 9:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your comments, it's times like that when communities are there for each other. X
  1. Date: 5/13/2011 2:53:00 PM

    yes, it's the community of relilience, courage and fortitude, Emma

    Buckeridge Avatar Emma Buckeridge Date: 5/13/2011 9:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I agree. X