Treasure Island

Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)


Ancient Wisdom Based Upon Bitter Truth


ancient wisdom applied is often based
upon bitter truth law of hard knocks
wisdom over centuries hard learned

ancient lore of origin geographic locations
centuries-old stand carved stone tablets
hundreds of tsunami warning stone markers

warnings some 600 years old age dot coastlines
love warnings in Japanese tested stone markers
wisdom carved warnings whisper beware waves

collective earthquake tsunami warning systems
survival warning system for all who will listen
over centuries survival formula Japanese proven

long coasts along Japanese major fault lines
are repeated target of earthquakes tsunamis
'If an earthquake comes, beware of tsunamis'

flee immediately after danger earthquakes
in some places survival is a matter of minutes
people who tarried perished did not escape


Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Submitted: Thursday, April 07, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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