Another poem

I'm giving this thread a gentle bump with the anniversary coming up, I think there was probably people without power or even places to stay who may not have seen it, and theres some excellent heartfelt sentiments here.

dezzie, Feb 18, 1:05 pm

We??d picked up all the pieces,
Our nerves no longer frayed
We??d pulled ourselves together
We thought we??d be okay.

But on the 22nd of February
Not long before it turned one
Mother Nature decided to let us know
It had only just begun

She threw our people to their knees
And Christchurch to the ground
And for just a little second
Silence was the only sound.

Our Christchurch as we know it
Will never be the same
We can deal with her destruction
But not the lives she claimed

As you grieve for what you??ve lost
And cry into the night
remember at the end of every tunnel
Is a shining light.

pesto1, Mar 3, 10:28 pm

Lovely words.

haggiseater, Mar 3, 10:32 pm

beautiful poem

lady_c, Mar 3, 10:33 pm

thank you :)

pesto1, Mar 3, 10:38 pm

Fantastic can i post this to my FB!

kiwivixin28, Mar 3, 10:39 pm

thats is beautiful

halli, Mar 3, 10:40 pm


pukana4, Mar 3, 10:41 pm

thanks :)Sure you can

pesto1, Mar 3, 10:43 pm

Thank you so much :)) My 11yr old neice is making her own time capsule based on the earthquake and ill print it out for her to put it in :)))))

kiwivixin28, Mar 3, 10:44 pm

aw, that is a lovely thing to do, feel very privellaged to be a part of it!

pesto1, Mar 3, 10:45 pm


morgsrocks, Mar 3, 10:48 pm

22/02/2011 1251
we did not know our lives would change
that all our chores we would rearrange
she came out of nowhere and ruined our lunch
we banded together what a great bunch
I cycle in the the roads before dawn
my headlight bounces off the road bumps to forewarn
silt all the way to work is the norm
a mask at the ready as the day becomes warm
rednblack flag let it fly high in the sky
christchurchwith help from others will get by

deansstand, Mar 3, 11:05 pm

Poster #1 - Beautiful - would you mind if I posted it on my Facebook page also. I would say where it came from.You are very talented.

pats3, Mar 3, 11:08 pm

deansstand I love that.awesome.Oh wow there goes a little aftershock.

pats3 that is so kind, thank you :)You are most welcome to post it, it is so nice that you like it enough to do so :)

pesto1, Mar 3, 11:11 pm

Really lovely OP.

celticvibe, Mar 3, 11:12 pm

I wrote this a few days ago, and have been to chicken to post it on here.

It makes me so proud,
This country of mine,
That citizens for each other,
Put their lives on the line.

A thump, A crash,
A scream and a wail,
The faith in each other,
They knew would not fail.

I felt the quake,
I felt it from here,
Looked at the messageboard,
And I felt the fear.

Where it was felt,
So far and so wide,
I knew somewhere it was bad,
I just felt it inside.

And already they were fighting,
Against the concrete and the brick,
To drag strangers out,
Without missing a trick.

So to you, the hero's,
I just have to say,
That through your actions,
You blessed us all that day.

dezzie, Mar 3, 11:16 pm

What a lovely poem.I love how everyone has a slightly different spin on their experience.

pesto1, Mar 3, 11:18 pm

Awww that made me cry.

celticvibe, Mar 3, 11:19 pm

I have so much admiration for the "ordinary people" who suddenly were put in the position of helping others, and they did it, without a 2nd thought, I know there are professionals there now doing it, but its those ones that dragged heaps of people out in the first 5 -10 minutes that impress me so much, while the rest of us were scrambling to even know where it was, what had hit where, they were acting.

dezzie, Mar 3, 11:31 pm

just wondering if anyone is going to put it on their fb can u please write that it is by Michelle Amos instead of the name I am listed on under fb (tis my Mum's account :))

pesto1, Mar 3, 11:31 pm

Done :) Will also put your name on the one printed for the time capsule :)

kiwivixin28, Mar 4, 12:10 am

thanks, that is the coolest thing!

pesto1, Mar 4, 12:18 am

beautiful poems! <3

packz, Mar 4, 12:20 am

My cousin wrote this i thought i was lovely =] He really surprised me =p

Christchurch <3

You were there at my birth.
Provided me with ground for me to graze my knees.
Gave me streets, to ride my bike to the shop to get $2 worth of lollies.
Gave me dirt so I could add water for mud cakes.
Provided me with parks so I could swing on the swings and climb trees.
But now it is you Christchurch who has fallen to your knees
Don't cry little Christchurch for I am behind you to pick you up and put you back on your feet
And I will be beside you until you are ready to run on your wee feet.


packz, Mar 4, 12:21 am

I have shared this poem thank you for sharing it <3

packz, Mar 4, 12:34 am

I like poems

deansstand, Mar 4, 3:07 am

Christchurch.You will heal. A tribute.
At the height of Lunchtime and with the power of rolling thunder
And With a force unparalleled .to tear a city??s heart asunder
Panic and chaos mixed. with bravery, and hero??s instilling calm
Visions across our screens of devastation .and a destroyed City??s charm

The horror of a day that brought such carnage from this Quake
So soon after Pike River is.well .just bloody hard to take
Lives just ripped apart. in an instant of Nature??s disruptive force
How is this at all fair or just. on a City that was just getting back on course

Buildings that have stood so strong and endured so much before
Lying ripped apart and broken just collapsing floor by floor
It??s hard to understand . a random act causing so much strife
With people??s lives ripped apart and so much tragic loss of life

But Christchurch. it is not just Kiwi??s who together with you stand
From all around the world .people are racing to lend a helping hand
Teams of rescue experts with special resources to help us cope
Gain access to the trapped and injured and give a boost of hope

In tragic times like this.well it makes you bloody proud beyond belief
That New Zealand??s just a Village and we will help you thru your grief
Take advantage Christchurch. of what your Neighbours offer forth
Wether it is local help or accommodation offers from the North

It is all to much to understand and at the moment must seem surreal
And in such trying times for all of you.Please Let us help you heal
Christchurch our southern Gem.The Canterbury of Red and Black
While we??re off the Rugby field we will help you get your City Back

romajeto, Mar 4, 4:19 am

Thank you Rescue Crews
Around the chaos and destruction and with almost total disregard
Ordinary people of Christchurch that'd just had their City ripped apart
Dragged the injured from the ruins with adrenalin their driving fuel
Shifting massive blocks and debris with bare hands their only tools

The professional response was virtually immediate and on a Massive scale
And all throughout fair Christchurch. emergency sirens began to wail
Police and Firemen uniformed and St John??s paramedics too
Raced to respond to tragedy as the initial reactive crews

Although they??re trained for everything they could tell the City was a wreck
Yet still All plunged into the thick of it. not knowing what to expect
And with little thought of their loved ones they began the task at hand
These our Emergency workers.have become the finest in the land

But it??s not just our Kiwi crews. that have responded to the call
Other Rescue teams are flying in from all four corners of the World
Our brothers from Australia, the Americans, Japanese and The Poms
Still others Highly trained in rescue from Singapore and from Taiwan

They instill a confidence.all of these professional rescue crews
And rest assured you fullas.Our gratitude goes out to all of you
A student Army has been mobilised to help anyone who has a need
And with kids like this around.New Zealand??s in good future hands indeed

The Doctors and the Nurses, The politicians and people behind the scenes
And the News Media as well bringing reports of all these shattered dreams
On behalf of Kiwis to each and Every member of this massive International Rescue Crowd
Thank you for your efforts.You are doing yourselves and our Country .extremely bloody proud

romajeto, Mar 4, 4:21 am

Love it

pesto1, Mar 4, 3:08 pm

Such talented people we have in out midst.

haggiseater, Mar 4, 4:44 pm

The weight of summer lay upon
the land, with Christchurch nearly gone,
but then New Zealand said "Enough!"
and rolled away the veils of dust
to show destruction fought by those
who sought to heal its pain, and close
the darkest chapter in the tale
of Christchurch. When the folk regale
the future generations with the story,
they shan't omit the sterling glory
won by those rescuers who came
to save the city, restore its fame,
from many countries round the world
beneath the bravest flag unfurled.

phillip-ellis, Mar 4, 5:45 pm

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