Earthquake Poem-Madeline, 11, Halswell School

The ground rattles, shakes, bangs
You’re suddenly scared.
Things falling, crashing, breaking.
You can’t stand up.
Diving for your desk, hoping, praying nothings happened.
You’re looking around, you’re shaking, horrified and scared
You can’t speak
Everythings broken, apart from you and your family.
This time we are the lucky ones, it wasn’t like that last time.
You have no water and sewage for weeks
Finally everything is back to normal.
Apart from that one feeling that tells you life will never be the same as before.

2 Responses to “Earthquake Poem-Madeline, 11, Halswell School”

  1. Ella says:

    Hey Madeline

    That poem is a mighty powerful one that tells me of the emptiness someone may feel when all is broken around them and then to see the family are all there and the importance of that.

    Well done, it is hard to put into words the type of experience you just went through, and then to do such a fine job of it.

    Stay well, please send my best wishes to your loved ones.

    From Ella in Auckland.

  2. Mum & Dad. says:

    Great Poem Mads –
    Proud of you and how you’re handing all this!

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