Saturday, May 2, 2015

Vicious blow came swift

                                                                         Attribution: Master Sgt. Roy A. Santana 

Image:  Medium sized urban search and rescue team of 57 members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department and 60,000 pounds of equipment, activated by USAID, board a C-17 Globemaster III at March Air Reserve Base, April 27, 2015. The team is in response to the magnitude 7.8 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks which struck near the city of Kathmandu, Nepal on April 25. (here)

Already deprived
People of hardships given
unwarranted shocks

Vicious blow came swift
Survivors picked up pieces
Strength dissipated

Nepali resolve
Known for courage pulled them through
Outside help came fast

Note: Latest datelined to-day Saturday May 02, 2015
KATHMANDU: Another earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale struck western Nepal on Saturday. The quake was centred in Gorkha. This is the third earthquake to hit Nepal after the first on April 25. The death toll of the first quake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale is at 6.814. More than 600 aftershocks were recorded throughout last week. 

For Chev's CARPE DIEM's Special #145
with Yaba's 'no strength left'


  1. Interestimg concept and focus, Nicely presented, Think your haiku would do nicely if you broke out of the 5 7 5 mold! I do think meaning first, form second is the way to go

  2. Nicely brought out Hank...we also experienced the shake and aftershocks here in India...

  3. Mother nature kicks people when they are down. Awful indeed

  4. Despite your optimistic take on the disaster, I think recovery will take a long, long time.

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