For all those lost


For all those affected by the Queensland floods of the last few days and their families.

Mother nature seems so cruel just now
yet she will bring us all that we need
in time

She will see to it that we find our poet’s
rhyme and look to all she has that is sublime

We see those on the rooftops lifted
into flight of evacuations
but do we really have insight
into their plight

Some of us in the North
do to some extent
we remember Larry when
he was a hell bent cylone
dropping rain

Some of us have seen floods
but flood like this,
some of us have seen storms
but volumes of water like this
so widespread, so left of field

But most of all today I treasure
all my friends found safe
Most have avoided
wrath’s worst measure
of the power and the awful majesty of

Yet I cannot help but feel
for those who will have long to
their streets
and all those who have someone
dear just lost

Their city’s heart beats of
tears mixed
with courage now to blossom…
(to be continued — extract)


(c) all rights words and images –reserved June Perkins

3 thoughts on “For all those lost

  1. This is beautiful, June. I’ve been watching the news and seeing pictures of the devastation. I worry about my friends down under and hope they are out of harm’s way.



  2. Beautiful June. I can’t help but think that we have created this mess, this flooding these natural disasters that is mother natures way of saying – enough is enough.

    We must listen and understand that we can no longer disrespect nature, the earth, the environment.

    Much aroha goes to all those affected, those who have lost loved ones. May this be a lesson for us all as all these people rebuld their lives.

    Thank-you for sharing, I love your creative photography πŸ™‚


  3. This is lovely June. Thank you for sharing it. I’ve been reading about the floods – so devastating. We learn a lot about our community through our societal reactions to these events.


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