Adeline Foster

(Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

A Sudden Boom


A sudden boom
A moment’s pause —
A wondering where
Or what the cause
Then back about our chores.
The noise forgot —
The day is hot;
What thought have we for wars:
Until our loved one must depart;
Now it’s our family torn apart:
The strife now is our own.

Submitted: Saturday, January 25, 2014

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  • Elias Uddin (2/15/2014 11:57:00 AM)

    What thought have we for wars:
    Until our loved one must depart;
    Now it’s our family torn apart:
    The strife now is our own.

    enjoyed (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (1/29/2014 10:04:00 PM)

    short and NOT sweet! how could it be, given its subject matter? nicely put together, Adeline. some food for thought as they say. and thanks for the rhymes. it goes to MyPoemLIst. bri :)

    A Sudden Boom (Earthquake)

    In a Tokyo hotel a Boom was heard.
    I looked at my wife, but spoke no word.
    It was a rather strong shake we felt....
    before the hotel began to melt. Bye bye.

    [we were in a hotel in japan, near tokyo, when we felt an earthquake, but there was no damage near us. thank goodness. it is like war; until it comes home to roost, it is easy to ignore.] (Report) Reply

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