Valerie Dohren

Gold Star - 6,486 Points (13 January 1947 / Southport)

Earthquake - Poem by Valerie Dohren

Ground lurching, cracking
banging, buildings tumbling
bridges swaying
land cloven
crumbling crust

Earth shaking -

- turning into tembling body
Nowhere to run - falling


Comments about Earthquake by Valerie Dohren

  • (5/21/2012 8:45:00 AM)


    i can really feel the earth shaking under my feet! (Report) Reply

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  • Jahan Zeb (5/20/2012 4:55:00 AM)


    Oh my Goodness. We have seen it. The most hideous and frightening. it was October 2005. Indeed dreadfull then WW2.
    Earth shaking -

    - turning into tembling body
    Nowhere to run - falling
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  • (4/4/2012 11:42:00 PM)


    A poignant and accurate description of such an unfortunate catastrophe. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • (3/21/2012 4:47:00 AM)


    Mother natures trembling form.. A great descriptive write Valerie which makes one glad I've never had to experience it yet.. I love the turn at the end. Thank you. Karen (Report) Reply

  • (3/14/2012 3:58:00 PM)


    A good reminder of such fear and devastation as we inhabit the thinnest tenuous surfaces of tectonic plates which will continue to challenge our human family. (Report) Reply

  • (3/13/2012 6:23:00 PM)


    that totally helpless feeling! you nailed it! (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (3/10/2012 2:43:00 AM)


    Sometimes we're devastated but we never stop trying to rebuild. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 9, 2012



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