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On that day the earth shook the ground

On that day the earth shook the ground,
One year later it is spring all around.
The aftermath that was hard to erase,
Not a sign today; is this really the same place?

Life itself can feel like such a crime,
To be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
If I stood here back then I wouldn’t be today;
And to be safe each day I can only pray.

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On that day the earth shook the ground

Mui-Ling Teh

Joined February 2008

Artist's Description

Today marks the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Japan, and the weather is beautiful; a beauty somewhat ironic considering the events exactly one year ago. I remember looking at various before and after shots when the disaster occurred, as well as before and after shots after recovery was on its way – it’s amazing how much a place can change.

The earthquake in Japan is not the only example of a disaster of such a great impact. For example, Mt. Vesuvius , as pictured above, erupted and destroyed the city of Pompeii and it’s people; and now it is a lively tourist attraction.

For anyone interested, check out my latest thread in the Art for Japan group

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