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With a mighty roar
The earth trembles and explodes
Devastation reigns!

Helpless people run
But there is nowhere to hide
Concrete tombs their fate!

Copyright2009 Beatrice Boyle


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------
Grandma Bea


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The following comments are for "Haiti's Destruction (Double Haiku)"
by Beatrice Boyle

It hurts
Short but brilliant. Telling and full of pain. Thank you.

( Posted by: pablowilliams [Member] On: January 17, 2010 )

Haiti
tried to write something on Haiti but words failed me... at such times all our old gestures seem to fail us.

you capture the essence of the tragedy as well as any of us could ever hope to. a devastating force of nature, a stark, elemental haiku.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: January 17, 2010 )

Haiti's destruction!
Thanks Pablo...wondering if this is just a preview of something more sinister (apocolypse Perhaps??)

We're due!

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: January 18, 2010 )

Thanks Shannon!
No matter how many words we use to try to describe this desvastation...nothng could do it justice.

A Haiku seemed the definitive way to go with this...stark, simple reality...no hyperpole needed!

God bless the people of Haiti!

Bea

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: January 18, 2010 )

To Haiti..
Beatrice,
Indeed..well put..

Godspeed

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: January 18, 2010 )

Prayers for Haiti.
Thanks Bobby...let's all get on the prayer chain!

Bea

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: January 18, 2010 )

Bea..
I'd lose the exclamations..and the "(Double Haiku)" disclaimer..but that's just me..

Prayers aside..
Cash to the Red Cross and UNICEF.


( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: January 18, 2010 )

Haiti
It hurts to watch the images of devastation and endless suffering of people on TV. I too composed a couple of haiku but the actual suffering is much more.
R K Singh

( Posted by: R.K.Singh [Member] On: January 19, 2010 )





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