Thursday, March 24, 2011

Shaky 55

She held her breath
Wondering if she would survive
Holding on as the world shook
And the plants fell.
The sky sounded like it came down.
Crashing noises
As dust fell from ceiling tiles.
When the world gathered itself
And caught its breath
The only thing she could ask now...
“Was that another big truck?”
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I was honored to host exchange students, who my daughter now 
considers her best friends, from Japan. Two of our three girls are safe, 
but one is still missing, one of the over 18,00 missing and presumed dead. 
Japan, our hearts are with you.


18 comments:

G-Man said...

Awww...Hopefully when the communications improve you'll hear from her.
I'm so tickled that you played again Rachel..:-)
Loved your shaky 55!!
Thanks again, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

KB said...

Thanks for sharing this. I hope the missing girl is found soon.

moondustwriter said...

You described the shake well
amid the horror...
Glad two of the three are safe
praying for the third to be found

Nice to meet you btw

Brian Miller said...

our hearts join as well...heavy thoughts for the japanese...and hope...

on the other hand i get the big trucks too...hope you have a great weekend!

izzy said...

How wonderful about the exchange- sorry one is missing...Great story, Thanks.

lime said...

how utterly tragic. hoping it is merely a lack of communication.

Alice Audrey said...

She may still turn up. But how horrible the whole thing has been for them.

kkrige said...

I love the humour that you inject into your 55, but am sad that you were touched by the Japanese tragedy. It feels like a thinly veiled humour, in light of recent events, but you do it well. Nice 55.

Margaret said...

OH! I truly hope she is found. A thought provoking and heart -wrenching 55!

Jingle said...

exchange programs are helpful in cross culture communications.

overcome the obstacles.
you will thrive and enjoy..

Bless you, Happy Friday.

Steve Isaak said...

LOL finish to what could've been a tragic take on my ex-wife walking by. ;P

I kid, of course, she was actually skinny - but with her ego. . . not kidding so much!

Titanium said...

This one hits so hard- right inside your home. I'm very sorry to hear that one of the girls is missing; I've got a hollow feeling in my chest, just thinking about it. Thank you for sharing this part of your world with us, for bringing a perspective to the table that only you could.

Mama Zen said...

So hoping that the third is found!

Monkey Man said...

We do hope she is found. You care so much.

Belinda Munoz said...

For a moment, I thougth you were describing the '89 Loma Prieta earthquake which I survived.

I hope you find the third girl. My heart goes out to you, your daughter and the beautiful country Japan.

PattiKen said...

I'm so sorry to hear that one of the girls who came into your home and heart is still missing. I hope she turns up safe and sound.

libraryscene said...

fabulous 55.. I'm so sad to read about your daughter's friend, may she be found safe!

Jinksy said...

Your 55 left us all shook up! LOL