Get Your Premium Membership


Poet's Notes

Become a Premium Member and post notes and photos about your poem like John Hamilton.

Ecuador and Japan both with strong and devastating earthquakes this past week.

So many innocent people killed, however there is hope, in the resurrection, back to life,  that gives me comfort.

Earthquake E arth quivers, shakes and quakes violently A ll around turns dark,the roof and walls begin to crumble R ight before our very eyes T o the right and to the left, all around us... H umans are running for their lives...screaming... Q uake!!!Quake!!!Get out! Get out now!!! U nable to get out in time, Men, women A nd children...are... K illed instantly, or within seconds E veryone left, inside, simply dies rescue is impossible! Sad but true 650 dead in Ecuador earthquake so far...will keep rising. Two cities where I did social missionary work over 20 years ago are unrecognizable, this week has been devastating for all. The country has no real means to do rescue work, as heavy machinery is not readily available, thank God! Mexico and Colombia are helping, as the Ecuadorian people are of humble means and are desperate! John Derek Hamilton April30,2016

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 5/31/2016 5:17:00 PM
Thanks for making us aware of this sad event John - i hope and pray they get the help and support they need to rebuilt their lives:-( hugs jan xx
Login to Reply
Hamilton Avatar
John Hamilton
Date: 6/1/2016 8:54:00 AM
Thanks Jan it's been a month already hard to believe but for sure they continue to need help, thankfully none of my friends were killed although a few are displaced as their homes were destroyed...but everyone getting the help they need. Thanks for your concern.
Date: 5/1/2016 12:02:00 AM
Your description is vivid....any sensitive soul will cry at the devastated Ecuador.... Furious nature/ will keep shaking our poor earth/ For we kill its rhythm... Your poem makes us sad and contemplative...
Login to Reply
Hamilton Avatar
John Hamilton
Date: 5/1/2016 7:21:00 AM
Thanks Probir for your visit and compassionate remarks
Date: 4/30/2016 7:46:00 PM
I missed this news as I havent seen the news this past week. Losing loved ones through such devastation is unbearable, not knowing if they were taken quickly or had to suffer. So sad to read, but well written John!
Login to Reply
Hamilton Avatar
John Hamilton
Date: 4/30/2016 10:49:00 PM
Thanks Connie
Date: 4/30/2016 6:51:00 PM
This is indeed sad John. It is good that you are adding to people's awareness.
Login to Reply
Hamilton Avatar
John Hamilton
Date: 4/30/2016 10:48:00 PM
Thanks Richard, places I went to regularly are just gone, hotels flattened, it's surreal!