23 February 2011

Christchurch

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A day in breaking buildings
towers with dread indifference
and cowers hearts

A cityscape is blindly torn apart
in anguished moments bled
of logic’s rationality

Where distressed debris lies
the anguished screams are heard
expressed in unsaid words

Empty eyes surveying such
enormity are cruelly paled
and dumbly fall aside

There is no peace denied, no
hope of sanctuary, it is the
day this garden city died
© 23 February 2011, I. D. Carswell

For the 22 February 2011 victims