Morning lament

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Jackie Fa’asisila

Morning dawns dull and grey

Browns of death and dying

Debris to take away

Survivors pick up the pieces

Struggle everywhere

Digging through mud and rubble

Choked by despair

 

Limbs of massive trees

No longer reach up high

Crushed by fearsome power

Skeletons left to die

Brilliant green foliage

Eyes no more will see

Trees basking in the sun

As they were meant to be

 

Branches no longer wave

As gentle breezes blow

The skyline now stands empty

Silhouettes no more to know

Weakened heart beating still

Life continues ceaselessly

Bodies aches; spirits droop

Tears  fall silently

 

We await a new day 

When the pain is done

We pray, O Lord, 

Let us see the sun

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