By: Annelie (School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Eng.)
Competition Year: 2014
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Silence falls
Devastation complete
Not even foundations left
To attest to what used to be

Walls surround
cracked and crumbling
vain protection against
The horrors that lie behind

Wind that used to whisper,
vector of my muse,
Now rages, destructive
filled with dark intent

Death camps at my doors
Illness and poverty never far
Now nature joins the fight
Structural collapse my plight

Yesterday the ground shook
Today the waters come
Shear failure now eminent
I flee, current status: refugee

What good are drawings and calcs
when materials lack
How to build foundations strong
upon unconfident ground

My home lies in taters
Foreign aid floods in
For once without request
And I have to ask

"Must we lose all
before you'll answer our call?"
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