by, Hugh A Tague
Pressure below the ground began to build Smoke and ash billowed into the night’s sky The earth’s crust shook and became fire tilled Over the next few days many will die. In this place where happy children once played Omayra is locked in sunken debris Her precious new life is no longer safe Scared and lonely she struggles just to breathe. Hearing her cries many gathered around She faced death with the smile she put on But no one could pull the girl from the ground After three days Omayra’s life was gone. The earth was angry and took her away. Omayra’s sweet smile lives on today.