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Before the quake

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Before the quake

Baby smiles in the hammock
Mother responds with sweetness

Human mind cannot predict
Unlike the signs of doom

Many plans are written
In to-do lists

Not knowing that
A thousand care and dreams

Would disappear in minutes
And the floor shakes...

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  1. Date: 1/22/2012 8:39:00 AM

    How simple, yet your poem conveys so many emotions and truths of life. Wonderful; keep writing!