The storm is over?
The storm is over now but it’s left in its wake
Devastation, destruction, the aftermath of a quake,
Weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth,
All commonplace expressions of their collective grief.
The storm is over now but for some it’s just the start
Of great loss, deprivation and brokenness of heart
For some dear friends and loved ones they’ll no longer behold
‘Cause of this disaster that never was foretold.
The storm is over now but life must go on
How does one carry on when close ones are gone?
Homes destroyed and livelihoods swept away?
All this while keeping radiation at bay?
For those in Japan, priorities have changed
Mindsets and attitudes all rearranged.
The tiniest of morsels is now of great price
And the barest of shelter has to suffice.
The storm is over now or is it really
Out in Japan, ever so chilly?
Guilt, regrets and feelings of doubt
For those who are being bailed out.
So many left wandering around
As confusion and devastation abound
They may have survived the tsunami
But present conditions are far from balmy.
So please spare a thought for those out there
And find a way to show you care.
For a prayer and / or a donation
Do not require any translation.