#117 when earth shook

He cried when the earth shook

schools, hospitals and homes turn to rubble

burying the living

roads inaccessible.

In helplessness,

man dropped his differences and ego

to help the devastated.

Courage found in victims to start afresh…

He cried when his wife left him

the innocent 15-month-old son

a stamp of their short-gun marriage

causing a deeper earthquake

in life.

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#116 rain

The sounds of rain…soothing…

‘Tis music shutting out noise

made by thoughtless young

in deep of night

consoling the awoken light sleeper.

No home to return?

Has loneliness drown you to love

hearing your voices?

Has loudness become your companion

in still of night?