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Without Conscience ©

Ruth McFruin
Reading, England
2005

On that horizon that peaceful morning
Tsunami rose up without warning

Its churning mouth echoed out a roar of a hundred jets
Along it came faster and faster

Seeking out to cause disaster

Tsunami ignored the screams of toddlers playing in the sand
Their lives taken by its hand

It snatched out to the highest ground
Bringing down the doors of the homes it found

Sucking out the breath of all it could
Leaving a graveyard where the buildings once stood.

Families once there together
Torn apart by the force forever

Who knows when these people will recover
An earthquake not quite like any other


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