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4. THE NATURAL WORLD.

I wrote this after the horrific events of the offshore Japanese earthquake and the subsequent tsunami. My heart goes out to all those affected by this natural disaster.

Kamaishi Prayer.

Me_at_lleisiau_2by SJ Alexanderson07 Nov 2013

Why did I live when so many died?
It makes little sense to me.
The guilt I still carry around in my heart
For that day and that wave and the sea.

Why am I here all alone and unloved?
What happened to my family?
Why were they taken and never returned
On that day, by that wave and the sea?

Where is the house that my children would play?
Where is the town dear to me?
What kind of world were you trying to build
On that day with that wave and the sea?

You must realise that the world has lost faith
And questions your true Deity –
For nature commanded the people bow down
On that day with that wave and the sea.

I hope that I’m wrong and we’ll all meet again
And that truly you’ll show me mercy,
But life should have ended for me just the same
On that day with that wave and the sea.

I’ve decided it’s time for I cannot go on
In a world filled with pure misery,
I just wish I’d been there with my children and wife
On that day with that wave and the sea.