287 Lives Gone
by Michelle R Kidwell Power In The Pen
Thursday, April 09, 2009
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– Italian President Giorgio Napolitano views the devastated area as he tours the village of Onna, central …
287 lives gone
The death toll rose
IN Laquilla, more bodies
More lives taken
As the fury of Mother nature
Shook buildings that stood
Tall for over eight hundred years
To a grown.
I grieve for the losses
In my Ancerstral Land.
Copyright Michelle R Kidwell
4:05 P.M PST
L'AQUILA, Italy – This quake ravaged medieval city took a limping step toward normalcy Thursday as butchers, bakers and other shopkeepers reopened for business and firefighters began entering buildings to grab essential items for the homeless.
Three days after the quake the made the historic center uninhabitable and halted nearly all economic activity, the death toll reached 287, civil protection authorities said Thursday night. Police said the victims including 20 children and teens.
Premier Silvio Berlusconi said the government also had increased the sum allocated for emergency aid to euro100 million ($133 million), and that reconstruction would cost several billion euros.
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|Reviewed by Matthew Rosenbaum (Reader)
|Your writings are a blessing, all the ones i've read so far, and hopefully all the rest are. The world needs more people like you.|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Hobbs
Nature's works are often hard to fathom. It's just so sad when she's angry. Be well, Liz
|Reviewed by Linda Hill
My heart and prayers go out to them. God bless you my friend, for writing this.
Blessings and love,
|Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello
Again, some people blame it on God. The earth's foundations underneath continually move, and with the melting of glaciers due to climate change, there will be greater shifting of these boulders in the earth's crust. Bombs and mining add up to these shiftings, as well as man's own "developments" of the earth's surface. History and geology have always predicted such quakes to happen, and more to come sinking whole islands and continents. Nature is reacting. Thank you for writing on this Michelle.
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Oh I know, I have been glued to all and any reports as I can not reach any of my cousins who still live there. A few live on the surrounding islands and I can not reach them either yet. So where is the United States aid to Italy???? We give to everyone else, will we offer aid to Italy too???
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Sad ... earthquakes in Italy; fires, here; severe storms in Oklahoma (our turn, Sunday) - God help us all! Powerfully penned, Michelle.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|I grieve for them too; God be with them and their families as they come to cope with this disaster at hand!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <