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I have been a part of Poetry Soup since 2009, and have made wonderful friendships, and been inspired beyond what I had could have ever imagined .  As a novice poet when I first joined up, I have learned so much, thanks to all of you.  Thank you for the many gifts of poetry, challenges, and inspirations.  But especially for the friendship and encouragement offered here. Thank you all, very much !


Earthquakes


Blog Posted:1/13/2010 7:10:00 AM
Dear P.S. friends...I posted a blog just this past Saturday, making rather light of the earthquake that shook No. California....as you know, we were on the fringe, and it rattled our home. But after yesterday's devastating earthquake in Haiti...a reminder that earthquakes are no joking matter. Please pray for these latest victims, and perhaps in some little way, we can send our dollars, prayers and support to those who have lost so much! Thanks.
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  1. Date: 1/15/2010 2:43:00 PM
    Yes, I second this, carrie. Thanks for reminding us all. YOu are a dear. Bye now! Time for me to finally get to making my dinner! LUv, andrea

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  1. Date: 1/15/2010 9:03:00 AM
    My prayers go out to all of those victims of the earthquake. Natural forces can be sweet yet oh so cruel at times. Many prayers to go around. God bless, Scarlett

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  1. Date: 1/14/2010 10:28:00 PM
    I know what you mean, Carrie. I was thinking of you after the earthquake in Fresno. I too survived a major earthquake in 1972 in Bucharest / Romania. I was living on the 13th floor and was home that awlful evening. A 7.6 on Richter scale :(

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  1. Date: 1/14/2010 9:49:00 PM
    Prayers and Dollars, they need everything... Thanks for the reminder, Carrie. God bless us.

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  1. Date: 1/14/2010 5:11:00 PM
    Life is full of death (sigh) and with all those planets lining up in 2012 I'm afraid we're in for more earthquakes, volcano's and tidal waves. Pray is good! Light & Love

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  1. Date: 1/13/2010 9:51:00 PM
    Indeed. They are no jokes, they can take many many lives. My prayers are with the victims of this catastrophe. Thanks for writing this blog. Best wishes, Caroline.

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  1. Date: 1/13/2010 6:28:00 PM
    Life is too special and short to moan about the little things. This is a horror story in reality. Hopefully the US and other countries will speed to their aid. Prayer is needed from all faiths. One lost life is a tragedy. This is mind boggling. Vince

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  1. Date: 1/13/2010 5:09:00 PM
    The last I heard was that there were tens of thousands dead? That is beyond my comprehension! Especially in such a small area? I can not imagine what it must be like there right now....Thanks for posting this, Carrie... My little everyday problems seem very small and silly when compared to this - Tim

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  1. Date: 1/13/2010 10:58:00 AM
    I remember seeing your blog, Carrie, and am glad you did not suffer the type of devastation that Haitians are experiencing. Hopefully we can send some aid to this poverty-stricken nation as they will surely have a difficult time recovering. God bless you for remembering them. Our prayers are with the people of Haiti. Much love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 1/13/2010 10:26:00 AM
    My heart and prayers goes out to them..bless you lovely lady.

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  1. Date: 1/13/2010 10:13:00 AM
    We will pray. How they must be emotionally and physically traumatized. I experienced the good Friday 2009 tornado and still bear some bruises. I still have not quite gotten over the emotional trauma causd by the experience. I was fortunate that no lives were lost her but imagine the number of families who have lost loved ones in this earthquake. I pray that God gives them strength to deal with this tragedy.

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