Rosie Bourget

Gold Star - 4,793 Points (Haiti)

Earthquake - Poem by Rosie Bourget

When earthquakes strike
Mother Nature speaks
It's not what we like
But we must not freak
The earth quakes
And the earth shakes
But things break
When earthquakes take lives
Funeral homes give high-fives!

01/12/2016

Topic(s) of this poem: disasters

Form: Rhyme Royal or Rime Royale


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Today is the 6th year anniversary of the devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 that struck Haiti, killing more than 160,000 and displacing close to 1.5 million people.

Comments about Earthquake by Rosie Bourget

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (1/12/2016 7:03:00 PM)


    So sad to have disasters like earthquake. Very wonderful and thoughtful expression shared with reality. Interesting.10 (Report) Reply

    Rosie Bourget Rosie Bourget (1/12/2016 7:30:00 PM)

    Thanks for reading Mahakul.

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  • (1/12/2016 7:01:00 PM)


    Hah, nice ending Rosie.
    Didn't see that coming, it fits nicely with earthquakes..never see those coming either!
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    Rosie Bourget Rosie Bourget (1/12/2016 7:38:00 PM)

    I know, nobody would think about funeral homes when it comes to disasters.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016



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