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The Death Express - Tsunami

Who can withstand the force of nature,
When conflicting powers oppose?
Hidden energy ignites
Shocking earth’s row of plates
Shoving them aside
Propels great sea


As you read this, please say a prayer for the people of Japan
that the ones who survived will have the strength and courage 
to go on after this harrowing experience.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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Date: 8/8/2011 8:36:00 PM
Congratulations, Annalise, on your excellent poem winning the first round. Wish you good luck in the finals. -Mohammad
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Date: 8/3/2011 5:19:00 AM
Dear Annalise, Many congrats on making it throught the first round and best wishes on moving in to the finals. Magnificent and powerful Nonet for the People of Japan. Lainie
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Date: 8/2/2011 11:11:00 PM
Congrats Annalise on two poems entered making it to first round competition ...good luck luv.. we are all super fine..hope u are the same..
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Date: 8/2/2011 6:09:00 PM
Great that this won so it can do more good they still are in BIG trouble! Congrad's Light & Love
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Date: 8/2/2011 10:20:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry x2 making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest Annalise. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/23/2011 6:16:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Annalise. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/21/2011 4:45:00 PM
I am glad your poem got featured. This will hopefully captivate others to really feel for the Japanese in this hard time.
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Date: 6/20/2011 5:09:00 PM
Congrats Annalise on your nonet being featured on Poetry Soup. Vince
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Date: 6/19/2011 2:38:00 PM
Congrats Annalise on your featured poem this week on PS ..a great piece to share with us all my friend with luv.. missing u much...
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Date: 3/22/2011 12:49:00 PM
Mother nature sure saddens us at times Annalise. Such harrowing images seeing it strike land. Super tribute to the lovely Japanese people, and my thoughts are sure with them....:)
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Date: 3/22/2011 12:33:00 PM
Thanks for this reminder and we will be praying.
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Date: 3/14/2011 6:48:00 AM
What a way to expresses the horrors of the Tsunami that hit Japan after that quake. I say a prayer for them each night. The poem was powerful and to the point and thanks for your comment on my work. Jancarl
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Date: 3/13/2011 8:07:00 PM
A remarkable representation of the devastation in Japan. Great job Audrey. I will pray for them everyday. Lay
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Date: 3/13/2011 5:27:00 PM
And indeed I will. Just read your lovely and sad and pertinent featured poem Well done and I am glad for it to see the light of day and hope it touches a few hearts. Love, Joyce
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Date: 3/13/2011 3:29:00 PM
PB Wasn't this horrifying...very good expressions...yes they need our prayers...JAM
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Date: 3/13/2011 10:57:00 AM
Check your Soup mail. I'll read and absorb the above poem, Tsunami, when I get back from an afternoon Sunday drive. ~Jim MeanderthalMan
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Date: 3/13/2011 10:36:00 AM
What a nightmare fell upon Japan and her people!!! More then 10 000 probably dead, so many homeless after that devastating Tsnunami and now the fear of nuclear radiation!!! Fifty nuclear powerstations in such a small country with everyday fear of quakes!! This is against all reason!...Enjoyed the read, my friend....All the best...Gert
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Date: 3/13/2011 6:21:00 AM
Tears in my heart as I read this, it's a sad thing that the world is experiencing a show down like this. They will be in my prayers. I pray God keep those alive safe in His almighty arms and comfort the bereaved. Thanks Annalise, this is great of you. Keep spreading your light and the weak and weary. Have a blessed week & God bless. Peace, Adeleke.
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Date: 3/13/2011 4:50:00 AM
this is very touching and a beautifully written,Deb
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Date: 3/12/2011 11:08:00 PM
I have relatives living in Japan. Fortunately, they are safe from that terrible catastrophe. This is a very well written nonet that captures all the descriptiveness of that tragedy.
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Date: 3/12/2011 8:16:00 PM
this is very sad Annalise, a very well dedicated poem,, take care,..p.d.
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Date: 3/12/2011 6:06:00 PM
They are in my prayers since yesterday, something like a nightmare, Annalise
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Date: 3/12/2011 5:53:00 PM
This is very nicely phrased Annalise. We certainly all need to remember our brothers in need. Charles
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Date: 3/12/2011 3:20:00 PM
A "Death Express" is a good way to describe the tsunami that hit Japan. I like the way you described the shifting of tectonic plates - nice scientific touch adds to the emotion of the poem, Annalise. My prayers go out to the people of Japan. The U.S. is sending aid. I hope other countrie will do the same as they'll need all the help they can get. Strong, timely write, dear friend. Love, Carolyn
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