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Tsunami
 
Numb
Dumb
 
Earth was simply being what she is.
She did not hit out because of an ideology,
She did not react out of vengence.
She is self-regulating and dynamic,
She simply moved.
Life was being herself too,
Is it not body that has ceased not life?
Is it not flesh that has exit not breath?
 
We are in pain and anguish,
Because we have loved.
We are lost and helpless,
Because we have enjoyed security
In the arms of our family.
We are in deep sorrow,
Because we have shared joy as one.
 
The waves have washed away someone we loved,
The waves have washed away entire families.
The waves have washed away villages,
The waves have washed away ALL.
 
But not the love between the living and the dead.
Not the bond of humanity.
As the water drew back from the shores
May it bind us into a new community.
 
May the new year teach us
how to love better,
how to love more
how to let Love BE.
 
Sr Julia Ong, ij

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