Asian Tsunami - what would it have been like to have been in the tsunami?
Maldives Indonesia Nicobar Is Sri Lanka Malaysia Thailand Andaman Is Myanmar India Bangladesh
"The Tsunamis has demonstrated that nature, and not mankind, is the real master"
Meet Amanthi and Muttiah
TSUNAMI YOU HIT MY ISLAND HOME by Thrishana Pothupitiya The day was clear The sun shone bright Upon my island home When all at once wailing, echoed from her shores. And it came whirling, swirling, churning and sweeping A monstrous twenty-foot wave With a booming voice and mighty hurt Destroying everything in its way. For hours the waves swept in Devastating her shores Countless people lost their lives From countless faces hot tears poured. It came so fast in swirling rage No time to think, to save themselves The waves so high swept above their heads And swept back with their lives. Father and mother grieving For their loving children lost. Little children searching everywhere, Searching for their parents lost. A grieving father stands by the sea His dead son in his arms His agony spread throughout the land And touched every man’s heart. The waves destroyed many homes, It swept off many lives. But through this pain and sorrow Our people began to rise. The waves shattered Sri Lanka Yet humanity it could not break. Compassion, love and kindness reached out to all, And gave hope in every way.
YOUR TASK IS.... to write a poem titled "The Tsunami" Put yourself in the shoes of either Amanthi or Muttiah - imagine what it must have been like to have lived through the tsunami... ·What did you see? ·What did you feel? ·What did you hear? ·What happened to your friends & family? dfg Structuring your poem: Think about how the content of each stanza (verse) - try and tell the story of the tsunami through your poem - Think about the poetry writing techniques you have learnt in English - remember poems do not have to rhyme!