The Earthquake

The Earthquake long poem

Photo by kim.stovring

A sudden tremor with a mighty shake
Millions of lives does it take
Houses broken and trees shaken
Mighty hills all prone to cracken.

Peace stolen by cracks so deep
A twist it brings in life so steep
A crisis so terrible for all
The nation has a mighty fall.

Children so credulous and meek
The old become so lowly weak
Not a sole naïve is left to see
What the earth has got to be.

Buried deep within the broken crust
Of the earth whose you have broken trust
O regret thee! For you have done
A sin for which there is repentance none.

Showers of wrath bestowed by the Lord
Repression, for you have broken the cord
Of bonds with Mother Nature
Whom you never seemed to nurture.

Your life is swollen with despair
For oft the quake does not spare
A brute so sinful and rude
Whom he never does seem to elude.

All and sundry die of starvation
All but those to whom salvation
Touches and stirs at great depths
And those who are divine at great lengths.

O pray thee to the Almighty
To return to you your old gaiety
Separated from all apathy
And bless you with his whole empathy!

Left forlorn amidst shattered pieces
The earth too comes and teases
You about your soulful cries
And your lake of tears never dries!

Rate the poem
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)
We are posting your rating...

Have something to say about the poem?

Profile photo of Sara Sultana

Sara Sultana

Signup / Login to follow the poet.
I m 15 years old and i live in mysore, karnataka, India. I love writng and reading poetry. And i m particularly fond of the poems of Wordsworth.
Poems you will love

Give your feedback / review for the poem

Be the First to Comment & Review poem!

Notify of

After An Earthquake

After An Earthquake prose poem

Soft night wrapped us deeply in her fold whole area changed to a garden of dreams. Tremor began like a snake’s movement darkness melts, our hearts leapt to throat, we rushed for shelter under the starry canopy, but hasty movements

Earthquake Within And Without

Earthquake Within And Without prose poem

Terrifying it was When sun completed half of its routine journey A tremor overpowered unexpectedly We heard about earthquake but never experienced before It remained though minutes but disasters unheard streaked Like wave of thunder light Almost all came out


EARTHQUAKE short poem

The earth shook violently Everybody thought it was an earthquake They rushed out of their homes And took shelter in the open! One Man sat on his bed smiling, Realizing… Knowing fully well… That Mother Earth Had reciprocated The vibrations