Buildings around town were destroyed,
People cried in despair,
Villagers left paranoid,
Memories lay everywhere,

Falling buildings, avoid,
We were completely unaware,
Everyone stared around annoyed,
People took care,

Dust surrounded us in the sky,
Discoloured clouds floated by,
Destruction was beyond compare,
The earthquake gave us quite a scare,

The powerful force that sits underneath us,
Can strike without warning,
It sits there lifeless with no fuss,
Then turns a dull day into an eventful morning,

Trees uplifted from their roots as the trunks began to break,
Birds left homeless from their nests,
And the ground started to shake.