The ground shock and trembled on 22 February 2011,
Lives were lost, people were buried and some were never found,
Travelling on the road heading for my home,
Rotorua it is my home from home.
Wild winds; trees across your path,
Rivers catching grass - icy roads,
Started out a good day,
Prayer, quietness, serenity,
Within a moment the silence had gone,
You surely knew something Terrible was wrong.
Peace and serenity is a time in your life,
Were everything should be peaceful,
But ends up in strife,
No matter what you achieve or what you believe,
Fences brown, path is green, old jugs which have to be seen,
Costume cats standing by mats beside the wishing well.
Gnomes and Buddha's with lady's in waiting,
We shall miss you every single day,
The sun will still shine,
The clouds will still whine,
But you won't be at your office,
Christmas trees and mistletoes,
Bonny boys with shiny bows,
Tinsel upon the Christmas tree,
Christmas lights and little gnomes,
Friends are important, friends are indeed,
A special person, someone you need,
Life can be rough, life can be hard,
But we all pull together, through the roughest of these.