2012 National Finalist

The Waters

 The waters flee the shore in Sendai, Japan.
The waters rise over the city in Sendai, Japan.
The waters roll into the buildings flooding the streets.
The waters roar crashing boats against cars,
cars against buildings.

The waters tower over the houses
as the waters break through like a cracked dam.
The waters flow far away from the sea, far away.

The waters howl back into the ocean
taking everything with them.
The waters wipe the last of our city.
The waters destroy everything but our hope.

The waters flee the shore in Sendai, Japan.
The waters rise over the city in Sendai, Japan.

 

Matthew Yamamoto, age 11
San Francisco, California
Monroe Elementary School / Poetry Inside Out
Teacher: Tehmina Khan

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