#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.