Chris Jibero

(Ugbawka)

Japan, Oh Japan!


A rehearsal of Armageddon
A chilling sight
A rage of nature
Devouring a piece of man
And his treasured proceeds
From constant sweat and toil
Like a piece of delicious cake
Consumed by a starving lioness
Saddled with the hunger
Of her languishing cubs
But chance upon a lonely lamb
Forsaken by a hired shepherd
At a dry wilderness

Suffering from acute malaria fever
The land shivers, feeling very cold
Agape as though utterly astounded
But famished it really is
And laps up every dropp of innocent blood
As if its life entirely depends thereon

The ocean, boiling over
Overthrows its boundary
And marches aggressively
In sweeping anger
Swallowing everything
On the course of dear life

And awestruck nuclear plants
Incapacitated and gasping
Explode and contaminate
Land, ocean and air
Reducing man to a fugitive
Like a rabbit smoked out of its warren

Japan, oh Japan!
My heart bleeds for you
Your pain is the pain of all
For man is enslaved by nature.

(C) Chris Jibero. 2011.

Submitted: Friday, March 18, 2011
Edited: Friday, March 18, 2011

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  • Vino Venitas (6/9/2012 3:06:00 AM)

    I really liked this piece, it was heartfelt and your message was clear. japan is doing a lot better, lets just assume this piece is a part of it. (Report) Reply

  • Isam Hussain (3/18/2011 11:12:00 AM)

    When man tries to become mastr of nature, he is always shown who the real master is. I feel for Japan. (Report) Reply

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