Below is the poem entitled Shaft of Light which was written by poet
Lamoureux. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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The earthquake came without a warning
On that terrible Monday morning
When the ground shook the building collapsed
moments like hours as time elapsed
There I was trapped under the rubble
Some how protected in a bubble
Living a nightmare fully reclined
In a space only partially defined
How am I still alive?
Is there anyone out there?
It is so dark
Oh so dark
God please help me
Mary I love you
Why am I still alive?
I am so glad to be alive
Darkness just darkness
hand held out in front of eyes---
Water drips on face
Now I have a way to sustain life
I want to reunite with my wife
Lonely hours soon turn into days
Here in the rubble I lay and pray
Tap, tap, tap, I hear a distant sound
Is it possible I will be found?
My heart beating fast filled with new glee
There are still people looking for me
Miracle moment a shaft of light
It hurts my eye because it's so bright
When I see a face I start to cry
This hole not my tomb I didn't die
I wrote for the shaft of light contest before reading directions. Oops
Three forms, Rhyme, Free Verse and Haiku.