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Tsunami
SIH (03/05/1959 / New Zealand)

Tsunami

Exhaling satisfaction
You have banqueted well
Your swollen belly rolls relaxed
Satiated you spit
Carcass bones of my village
Unremorseful at my feet

Paraded on your watery shoulders
My mother's sari
Torn from her gentle body
Greets and grieves me

Profoundly wounds me

So calm...............
Your indifference now
While your adoring dead servants
Are littered in pyres
Returning ashen to the earthen cradle

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i like this: " Satiated you spit Carcas bones of my village Unremorseful at my feet" but, surely you mean " Carcass" ? i like " greets and grieves" . but " adoring dead servants" ? ? ? WHO are the servants? And WHO/what do/did they serve? ? anyway, to MyPoemList. bri :)
Poignant write. The outcome of Tsunami was a great shock to human beings. Dear Simone, you have so nicely and heartfeltly inscribed this poem. It may be quoted... Paraded on your watery shoulders My mother's sari Torn from her gentle body Greets and grieves me Profoundly wounds me Thanks for sharing.
An amazing work, Simone. That first stanza is powerful....the image of the natural disaster behaving the way the human being stricken with gluttony and avarice approaches and devours more than his/her share of the communal wealth (well-being?) ...Those words leave an impression hard to forget. This goes right to my favourites list.
Your swollen belly rolls relaxed Satiated you spit Carcas bones of my village Unremorseful at my feet- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -so excruciatingly painful and graphic but necessary if you are going to get across the whole tsunami disaster, I cannot imagine an entire village being swept away and so many faces of neighbors never to be seen again
Hi Simone, I like your earlier your of belching or burping as your first word, A dynamic representation of a belligerent apathy. Thanks for your stylistically critical poem, Paul
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