This Poem was Submitted By: Latorial D. Faison On Date: 2004-12-29 23:19:03 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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"What is a Tsunami?"

This month it' too many  bodies to know  how many to look for  or where  to even look twenty thousand fifty thousand maybe one hundred thousand people perished plunged to their deaths on the most deceiftul day  Asia's ever known a day of less clueless childless parentless spouseless homeless not  just an ordinary  day  "What is a Tsunami?" inquiring minds  will never know only those  who have seen  the depths of so many lives  with death in tow.

Copyright © December 2004 Latorial D. Faison

Additional Notes:
God bless all effected by the tragedy of this natural disaster. My heart goes out to every victim and every family. I encourage all to donate something to the RED CROSS to help.

This Poem was Critiqued By: James Edward Schanne On Date: 2005-01-03 15:01:31
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 9.18750
I read this morning of a mother who held onto her two children as hard as she could only to have the intense strom rip them from her grasp absolutely heartbreaking, Thanks for letting me read and comment.

This Poem was Critiqued By: DeniMari Z. On Date: 2005-01-02 16:16:04
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Dear Latorial, The true passion of a writer comes through in this poem - your empathetic nature towards those who faced this tragedy is 100% felt in the heart of the reader. Unfortunately, no warning, just an act of nature caused this to happen - and it is one of the most traumatic events I've ever heard of. God bless you - for keeping them in your thoughts and for writing such a touching piece. We're still waiting to here news of a local woman in our town - who works at a convience store and recently went to Shri Lanka to visit her family for the holidays. I saw and spoke to her a few times before her trip and she was going on an extended visit there - I just pray she is alright - she was so happy about the trip - I'm still praying that I see her back at work soon. Sincerely, DeniMari
This Poem was Critiqued By: arnie s WACHMAN On Date: 2004-12-30 18:08:46
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Well if people don't know what the word means by now then there is no hope for them. I too wrote a poem about this disaster before I read this one and I encouraged people to donate as well... parallel minds? This month it' too many you mean "it's?" What more can I say? Good stuff esp. the last stanza.
This Poem was Critiqued By: charles r pitts On Date: 2004-12-30 06:03:49
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
I found myself moved in two places here: first, in the third stanza with your concept of "a day of less". what about "lifeless" instead of "clueless"? Clueless doesn't seem to fit in with the powerful words that follow it, but the feelings and images your words provoke here strike deep emotions. second, your last stanza, particularly "only those who have seen the depths of so many lives with death in tow." conjure a somber sadness both from the mental images, and just the pronunciation and intonation of the words themselves. very nice...good to see you again by the way. Happy holidays! Charlie
This Poem was Critiqued By: Joanne Duval Morgan On Date: 2004-12-30 00:11:08
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Yes Latorial, Deathwaves, indiscrimate that devastates all, that affects rhe spirit, and leaves many to morn all the dead, washed out to sea, tangled in the once living belongings, no rhyme, no reason, only God knows the reason. More on human tradegy, wiping out the viable potential,it leave all who bear witness to tragedy.s like this natural diaster, wondering why is it, a simple warning system to get to higher ground would have saved lives, the West Pacific, and Alantic coasts have it, why is it third world countries don't? Who, when and why decides, a definate lack of parity. Then we say how could this happen? it's well known the possibility loams, are these people sacrifical Lambs, expendable, that the aspect that bothers me, who decides. If technalogy has set parimeters who isn't everone in the world able to receive a simple warning? The poem is so fitting, and I'm pleased you posted it to al least pay homage to those lost, or who may die because of lack of clean water, food, and protection die from all the diseases waiting to attack a vunerable people. A wonderfully written commerative poem. God Bless, be safe, and HNY........Jo Mo
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