[FridayFlash] The World Still Shakes

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Life was still, or at least it seemed so.
And then the world shook.
It shook free our souls.
Some left.  Some shattered.  Some were shaken but not destroyed.
All were changed.
Chaos reigned for a time.
Aid waged war against it.
The sun somehow continues to rise.
But the world still shakes.

© 2010 Elizabeth Ditty

8 thoughts on “[FridayFlash] The World Still Shakes

  1. So many of us live as if life is going to last forever unchanged (I am guilty as charged)… when in truth we all live in faultlines (political, economic, cultural, if not geological) that could shatter and shake at any moment.

    Thank you for the poem to remind us, and for your compassion to Haiti.

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  3. Couldn’t have been worse for Haiti.
    Pat Robertson aside, sometimes it does seem that that place is cursed.
    It’s only a matter of time before something like that happens around here. 😦

    Good job!

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