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Mankind's weak spots
by E T Waldron
Saturday, March 12, 2011
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An entire village hundreds of homes etc reduced to rubble




There are Caverns where Crystal hangs
from ceilings, in various shapes and sizes
delighting the eye,stunning the senses
with their mysterious beauty

There are waterfalls that cascade down
huge mountains,taking our breath away
as they dance and skip over the terrain
in their torrential display of power

There are Earthquake's and Tsunami's
so devastatingly brutal, they kill,maim,
and destroy,in a matter of minutes, all
they touch reduced to waste,while we
watch in agonizing awe

Yet...

Mankind is helpless, and has no say in
the matter, we are humbled by our inability
to stop it,  we can only pray to our Creator
until it is over,then we can help to clean it up ...

etw

 



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Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 3/22/2011
great poem. Mankind is helpless that he cannot even control his heartbeat, leave alone other things. GBQ
Reviewed by JMS Bell 3/22/2011
THIS IS SO VERY TRUE. WE EXIST ONLY BECAUSE 'HE' ALLOWS US TO...
THANKS FOR SHARING, LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Andy Turner 3/16/2011
So very, very true. Some countries don't seem right for Man to live in. I guess easy to say in a country that thus far does not have life threatening natural disasters hanging like the sword of Damocles.

What a wonder people they are. No raping, looting, shooting, violence, as we saw with Haiti and New Orleans.

It does make you think what's next. Long Mile island was the fear years ago when I was just a lad.

Could we be using technology that we are not ready, nor mature enough to use yet?

This just seems overwhelming, like London in the 40's.

Well done Tiggs xxx
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/15/2011
We can learn not to build where nature ravishes but we cannot avoid all disasters. It is time that we start thinking about how we are treating the Earth before the Earth strikes back.

Ron
Reviewed by Suzi Sundquist 3/15/2011
Let us join hands, in unity, and remember... there is power in numbers and prayer can heal all wounds. Life is temporary and every minute counts.

God bless you, sweet friend.

Big love 'n hugs~

Lil' Suzi
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 3/15/2011
All we can is pray like you say...we can only pray.
This has been a horrid year...my home town was flooded (Ipswich)
then our neighbours New zealand crashed by Eathquake...now Japan...
I fear the worst is yet to come but we are the lucky ones Eileen...Faith in a higher Power is such a comfort.
Hugs always
and love
from
kay
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 3/15/2011
So true, Eileen. This is one of your best poems, too. Great writing!
Sheila
Reviewed by jude forese 3/14/2011
as you know, our planet is in constant flux (as well as the entire universe) ... all that living beings can hope is not to be caught up in its wrath ...

insightful and well written poem, Eileen ...
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 3/14/2011
Mother Nature is indeed fickle and she will not change for the likes of us. Your final stanza says it all. Patrick
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 3/14/2011
Very sad indeed sweet lady as always well written indeed..stay safe and well..Hugss,much love too you
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 3/14/2011
I pray everyday any way. But as far as nature goes what else can we do? It is all up to GOD!!
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 3/13/2011
when we surrender the idea of being in "control" and allow the knowing of helpless and everything is "what is" we shall find incredible peace...believe you are in the right time and place and even if a disaster strikes...so what? we are infinite eternal beings...no worries ;)
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 3/13/2011
So sad to see, so many inocent lives are lost and we cannot question WHY. Another great write Eileen.


Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by John Flanagan 3/13/2011
A poignant, compassionate work, Eileen,
and to fully appreciate in every sense
the devastation and loss is just beyond us.
Japan has suffered terribly
and every heart goes out to the people.

John
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 3/13/2011
Dear Eileen, well said. What can we do against the power of nature.
Pray, Pray and Pray. Love Emile
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 3/13/2011
I am blessed to be writing straight after Gene who articulates my heartfelt pain exactly. One tragedy on top of another is rocking our planet and at last we are beginning to realise this is no storm in a teacup. I live only a quarter of a mile inland and only 9 metres about sea level myself. Purbeck is sorrounded by water. Yet I am free to choose and I choose... the beauty of the natural world which it is my privilege to be able to inhabit. I am completely at her disposal. The thought is humbling indeed. My mind cannot take in what it is to lose over 10,000 souls in one immense wave. May our spirits speak what is otherwise unutterable to somehow soothe this immeasureable grief. xx
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 3/13/2011
Thomas Wolfe once wrote that there's no knowing what knowing
is until you know what knowing is like. Sadly, today, my
thoghts are with the Japanese people who know precisely what
the horror of knowing is like.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 3/13/2011
Wise perspective, that Grace alone can see us through.
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 3/13/2011
It truly is so humbling to be reminded of how helpless we are to prevent disasters. A thought provoking poem Eileen.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/13/2011
outstanding write Eileen
I never knew the true wrath of Nature
until I was struck by such sadden reality
Love & peace be with you

William
Reviewed by Chessly Nesci 3/13/2011
Eileen, So true! If only we could make it stop! All we can do is pray for better days... Love, and peace always! ~Chessly
Reviewed by D Johnson 3/13/2011
The really humbling thing to realize is that (we) mankind is not in control. Nice write.

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Donna Chandler 3/13/2011
Your description of the beauty and distruction of Mother Nature is well done. I'm glad I stopped by to read your work.

Donna
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/13/2011
We will never best Mother Nature, and in Her fury, we will always be helpless. And as you point out, we should all be praying for and helping those now in need.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/13/2011
Excellent piece of work, my friend. God bless.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 3/13/2011
BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 3/12/2011
Stunning account of the immensity of Mother Earth's natural disasters. It is awe inspiring.

Peace, love and light,
Amber
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/12/2011
poignant read
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/12/2011
Who to blame, if anyone, the creator, no, Nature, maybe? Such is life, we all gotta put up with some sort of problems in life...Pray...Jerseeeeeey
Reviewed by Linda Hill 3/12/2011
Elieen,
Prayers work miracles, My prayers and compassion go to these people...by the grace of God go I.

Blessings,
~Linda
Reviewed by Jon Willey 3/12/2011
Eileen, your perspective is absolutely right on. We are children going around on the merry-go round of life. Our Creator built the operator and runs it. We are a captive audience. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Japanese people in their hour of need. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 3/12/2011
So very true, we become very small in such enormous devistations, tsunami's, tornado's, floods,.... Prayer is Needed~
Love,
Christine
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/12/2011
With prayer all things are possible and that is what is needed in this world of ours where calamities are happening almost every day.

George
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/12/2011
Uh, we can also blame the creator.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/12/2011
I appreciate this perspective that you share through your words here, Eileen. I often feel completely helpless in the face of many happenings. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
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