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Poem: Haiti Earthquake

As the earth shifts its burden
From one end to another,
The story of few seconds
Caught in between
The old and young
The women and children
The poverty and its recipients
Knows no bounds
The pain and the damage

The old infliction
As the human wound
Out in the open,
Underneath the rubble,
Out in the distance,
From one end to another
In sadness and despair
Come forward and help
The old human expression
The old sigh and its screams
As the earth shifts its burden!

Kashkin

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Tragedy In Haiti

We in Pakistan mourn the loss of life in Haiti and hope our common humanity will endure this gravest of tragedies. For many of us this isreminiscent of the 2005 quake.

The US is planning a massive military response to the disaster, saying that ships, helicopters, transport planes and a 2,000-member Marine unit are either on the way or likely to begin moving soon. But their arrival may be too late for thousands of Port-au-Prince residents.

It is estimated that between 50,000 to 100,000 people died in the quake, but Haitian senator Youri Latortue said the final figure could reach half a million. Continue reading

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