From Destruction To Reconstruction

From images of devastation,
deep pain, and sometimes even revolt,
come before our eyes living tokens
of humanitarianism, solidarity, cooperation -
noble life lessons encompassing courage
springing from all the ones who truly act
with deep respect for Nature
and for the human being dignity.

Children's eyes are sad and distant-looking
as if they still were feeling the unlimited strength
of the giant waves moving! !
Brave young people keep projecting their dreams -
across a land that is now more sacred -
as though those dreams were being offered
to their parents and other beloved ones
who left for good!

Men and women bent in their weary bodies,
desperately wanting to honour past memories,
they keep struggling...
so they can prevent pain from spreading.

Now time has come for union, mission, and pardon,
so as to allow springing life
to continue its course even though harder
and accept at every moment the unexpected disaster! !

December,2005

by Maria C. Pires Costa

Comments (5)

A well written 10 good job
Now time has come for union, mission, and pardon, so as to allow springing life to continue its course even though harder and accept at every moment the unexpected disaster! ! heartfeeling and marvelous message you have tried to convey here.. yea very sweet and well written menaingful piece is this one.. what you expressed in this poem is true and I agree with your say.. your conception and concieving style of soul touching idea is nice..liked it..well done10/10
Good awareness write, Maria...noble thoughts you transmit there...10
I find a great deal of inspiration in this valuable piece of literature. You show that through hopeing for a better future, and having the courage needed, it is possible to do whatever we need to do. This is a very passionate and expressive write, I truly enjoyed reading it. Thankyou Maria for sharing this wonderful piece of poetry. --Melvina--
Passionate idealism well expressed. There is so much hope in this poem. Those who have the courage act on their dreams, are the truly geat human beings of the world. Very inspiring, Maria. Warmest regards, Sandra