[News: Tsunami devastates Japan. TOKYO - A ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coast on Friday, killing hundreds of people as it swept away boats, cars and homes while widespread fires burned out of control. Hours later, the tsunami hit Hawaii and warnings blanketed the Pacific, as far away as South America, Canada, Alaska and the entire U.S. West Coast. – AP]

It doesn’t matter if just a few miles
Separate you from disaster. You can
Choose to watch the shrieks without hearing them
And listen without having to see all.
You can go on and watch a movie too,
Read your books, have your food, drink your wine, smile,
Sit deep into the night writing poetry
And feel happy that you’re far away, free
Of fear. You’re here, not there where fear roams free!

You’re not the one caught in tsunami swirls
You aren’t waiting for the night to be gone
You are not the one caught in waves and hurls
Yet you’re wishing that love finds love next morn.

Houses, cars and other debris are washed away by tsunami tidal waves in Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, after strong earthquakes hit the area Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Keichi Nakane, The Yomiuri Shimbun)

Houses, cars and other debris are washed away by tsunami tidal waves in Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, after strong earthquakes hit the area Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Keichi Nakane, The Yomiuri Shimbun)

 

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