Dedicated to the memory of all
who lost their lives
in the Tsunami
By Susy Taylor
One moment all
was calm and clear,
With sounds of laughing children near;
The ocean's waves caressed the shore,
While overhead the gulls would soar.
A pair of lovers, hand-in-hand,
Were planting footprints in the sand.
And out at sea, their silhouettes
Betrayed the men who worked their nets.
So quiet and serene the sky;
No warning things would go awry.
Those laughing children once so near
Would suddenly just disappear.
For, as their parents watched them play
The ocean swept them all away;
And what was once a thriving place
Just disappeared without a trace.
The ocean washed away the prints
Of all those years of innocence.
Those laughing children play no more
Upon that barren, empty shore.
But in a time not far ahead
Our God will call out to the dead;
Then, up they'll rise, for all to see
That God is stronger than the sea!
This poem was
written by my friend
her writings, if you want to use it please
e-mail her or just let her know you like it.