Lance Gong

Rookie (2000 / Canton, MI)

Living Ground - Poem by Lance Gong

Sleeping quietly, safe and sound,
then Bam you're wide awake.
What is this, for Heaven's sake,
this mass of shaking ground

Building are jerking all around,
and trees are toppling down.
All the plates just shake and shake,
and the terror they cause, the terror they make,
IS the deadly earthquake

Now the disaster is all gone,
Mother Earth singing her evil song.
Everyone's mourning all day long,
All the way from dusk to dawn

Quiet and silent
Then another shake.
Another violent...

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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