The Continental Quake


It started out as such a pleasant day,

There were ordinary people moving in their ordinary way.


No one could have known,

About the disaster potential that had grown.


The earth there had long since ceased to move.

The world had forgotten that continental groove.


As the time passed, the pressure grew.

But no one cared because no one knew.


Some say it wouldn't have mattered.

All across the continent, buildings did shatter.


The people felt the ground begin shake,

As the Earth itself began to quake.


Later when the quake did finish,

The signs of the danger began to diminish.


Many lives were lost swiftly that day,

Others were trapped between the ruin and decay.


All hope for the trapped was soon forgot,

When they felt the aftershock…..