s.zaynab kamoonpuri

Port Hart corte (place of birth)
s.zaynab kamoonpuri
Port Hart corte (place of birth)

Mini Earthquake Experiences

Rating: 4.6
Experienced a third bigger earthquake recently but this poem I wrote for a smaller earthquake years ago)

My first trivial tremor experience had been in Southern Africa
And now this puny earthquake I felt in Tanzania.
I saw everything waltz to and fro and lightly shake
Bottles turned ballerinas dancing slightly to the quake
I watched glass decors on the walls quiver and jolt
Scaredy me was half asleep, no wonder didn't bolt
I thought I was dreaming or imagining things
My bed and chairs converted into gentle swings.
All vials and vases jiggled to dance a jig
The lil horrors over so I cast humor's wig.
Ah when began rattling, the knick knacks on my dresser
Was when it dawned upon me in horror
That this was really an early dawn tremor.
I phoned some friends but those early risers
Hadn't even noticed or felt those tremors
I bet they thought I was spreading false rumours
After all poets are stereotyped as fanciful philosophers.
My cell phone keypad became my panic button in a flurry
Of course I wanted all to be alerted, alarmed in worry

Nobody believed me until it was announced in our mosque
And everyone was then called by muezzin to pray the signs prayers
Then everybody knew the tremor was no hoax
Some patted me for being the first to notice this shaking of earthly layers
Of course I thanked God this was no major earthquake
I've heard in other places how terribly the earth can crack and shake
Who else but God could I owe my heartfelt gratitude
For this being my 2nd low power tremor in magnitude
As it measured low on the Richter scale based on the seismic waves' amplitude
But the earth was shaken and I too was shaken
No pics of the shivering axis were taken
To date runs down my spine such a shiver
On recalling how the mother earth did quiver
I have seen videos of earthquakes where the earth juggles things like a salt shaker
May God protect us from such a waker and breaker
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Topic(s) of this poem: earthquake
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COMMENTS
Susan Williams 19 February 2021
loved the details--'Got flipped off the page again===I love the details you used to describe the mini earthquake! 5 star
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M.J. Lemon 24 January 2021
You describe the experience perfectly. I have experienced a few quakes in North America, and I can attest that the earth does seem to'waltz'. An terrific verse!
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Tom Maxwell 24 January 2021
Your poem has a very good subject, I enjoyed
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Tom Maxwell 24 January 2021
I felt a few small quakes, you feel helpless, A tornado hit our home years ago,
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Bri Edwards 21 January 2021
I think i just erased a comment. I like a lot of the poem, but would make some changes, and i had some difficulty understand a few parts. The rhyming there was was enjoyed. i liked 'trivial tremor'. bri : )
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri 22 January 2021
Oh guess i could edit that, thanks for feedback poet Bri.!
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Bri Edwards 21 January 2021
I THINK most people i U.S. would usually use 'everything' and 'everyone', not 'every thing' and 'every one'. But maybe i'm in the minority, or would be in some countries. : ))))))) bri
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Bri Edwards 21 January 2021
I like 'trivial tremor'. I did not figure out you meaning here: 'The lil horrors over so I cast humor's wig.'
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri 22 January 2021
I was meaning that since i wrote this after the scare i can be funny and humoured about it. Thanks!
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Turuva Keli 21 January 2021
very well written.
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri 22 January 2021
Thanks for comment!
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David Wood 21 January 2021
Earthquakes are a nasty experience, you captured the effects very well.
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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri 22 January 2021
Thanks for feedback!
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Rose Marie Juan-austin 21 January 2021
A well expressed poem that resonates with me.
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