The Earth heaves with the pangs of labour, the mantle,
Rises with a groan, a shudder, and a tremor, for it is time!
A wave of displaced water rushes towards the land of the
Rising Sun. For it’s the new born child of the Mother Earth!
The wave, two meters taller than her sisters, rushes towards
The land, the people unaware, move about doing their jobs.
She hits the coast, sweeps away fishing trawlers, cruise ships.
A brief silence and then breaks out the scream of banshees.
The huge wave, growing in height gathers momentum as she
Slams against the coast, metal on metal, flesh on stone, the
Whimper of a frightened child, the brief prayer of a mother,all
Swept away by an angry flood of mad water all screaming glee!
The morning light reveals a once thriving town in tatters!
People walk around trying to pick up rags and their lives.
A ghost town remains of wandering souls and ghostly screams
Of those caught before their time by an angry tide of water!
The little boy asks the sea, “why, oh why, did you shatter my life?”
Answers the sea, “for you’ve taken more from me than your share,
So have you to pay in full for what your fathers plundered! ”But,
This is a cycle which returns every hundred years to bear a
Big Tsunami . For you have destruction before great revival!
Like the Phoenix, will I make you greater and stronger and invincible!