Ten years since the tsunami
broke upon Japan
tearing apart families
not all saved, who ran:
on this day a tear
for his daughter ten years gone
wishing she was here.
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This morning I read about the ten-year anniversary of the tsunami which hit Japan costing 18,500 lives and triggering a nuclear meltdown at Fukushima. In particular, I was moved by the heartbreaking story of one man who lost his daughter because her school was not evacuated in time.
Grace is hosting at dVerse tonight and has asked us to write a Seguidilla. As it is syllabic, even though it was invented in Spain, I thought of haiku and of Japan. This is how I arrived at the above poem.