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Tsunami-Ravaged Southeast Asia



Plenty horses coming all white-feathered run,
Charging, crushing all those lying under sun.
Plenty horses roaring through the coastal sand,
Scaring natives, pilgrims, devastating land.
Whipped by quake and making waves to ravage wild,
Impetuous, devastating even child.
Abodes float on torrents rising from below,
Chorus cries of anguish vanish in billow.
Plenty horses gallop all black-feathered tolls,
Drawing stately chariots full of lifeless souls.
Plenty horses marching the stilled copious flow,
While gravediggers trench the slaughtered earth in throe.
Land-Lord, you saw it all going down the slope...
Plenty horses send in rainbow garb for hope!
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Born in Sliema, Malta. Educated at St. Catherine High School, Stella Maris College and at Sir Temi Zammit Sec. Tech. School. Started writing poetry at an early age both in Maltese and English. Raymond's poems are published in various books, magazines, blogs, newspapers etc.; He is an active member of the Maltese Poets Association and the Maltese Literary Society. A producer and presenter of radio phonic literary programs. Award-winning poet - five times First-Prize winner in the Malta National Poetry Competition - 2004 ‘Paceville Insomnja’ in the Maltese category. 2005 ‘Nostalġija’ in the Maltese category. 2006 ‘Fossils in My Sanctuary’ in the English category. 2008 'Solitaire' in the English category. 2009 'Intelligent Design' in the English category. © Raymond Grech 2010 more…

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