When Hope Calls

Tremors massive shock waves

Buildings topple colossal scale

Tissue paper concrete collapses

Thousands upon thousands lost

Rubble mountains sealed tombs

Skin torn hands dig

Dramatic rescue frantic disbelief

Silence waits in hesitation

Faint cries of help

Trapped bodies pulled clear

New-born child feared dead

Life saved tears shed

Family crushed to death

Laid side by side

Weeping uncontrollably shaking emotions

Human carriers grief stricken

Praying to God above

Asking Why oh Why

Hope had not saved

Their precious loved ones

When others had survived

Miracles have no answers.





as fires burn hearts remain cold

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Nigel Astell

Sun 4th Jun 2023 23:57

I think our hearts will always go out to others in need Kevin and for us who can do it sometimes inside poetry for others to join in with us is what life is all about.💗

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Kevin Tan

Fri 2nd Jun 2023 08:25

Maybe there's a lot of hope in us. Writing beautiful poetry about tragedy. Maybe we think too little of ourselves.

Could we be absolutely awesome?

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Nigel Astell

Sat 11th Feb 2023 11:52

Thanks for all your likes
Stephen A
Stephen G
Red Brick Keshner
Your Royal Poetess
and Kevin.

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Nigel Astell

Sat 11th Feb 2023 10:03

Thanks Stephen A
Finding the right words can prove difficult when this happens.

Thanks Helene
Everyone who watches yet another victim saved sometimes after hours buried in darkness feels the relief when they appear.

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Nigel Astell

Sat 11th Feb 2023 09:53

Thanks Stephen G
I wanted to show how this World disaster has in itself brings terrible conflict in how unfair we look at life itself and who people blame when there is great suffering.

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 11th Feb 2023 08:51

I really admire this poem, Nigel. The concluding line is extremely powerful.

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Stephen Atkinson

Fri 10th Feb 2023 16:43

Sums up the horror & the hope perfectly, Nigel.

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Fri 10th Feb 2023 16:04

Strong powerful poem. Felt the emotions in every line. Thank you for a poem that carries us into the hearts of the suffering from this catastrophe.

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