Dame of Destruction


Unwelcome, she visits anyway.
Through her eruptions of fury.
Her power is relentless.
Her anger is unparalleled.

She takes hold
of our cities,
our homes,
our lives.

Her grip grows
tighter and tighter-
until we can no longer breathe.

Rattling us-
until our souls are bruised,
our bones are cracked,
our hearts are broken.

We’re covered in contusions.
And cluttered by concussions.

She shakes us-
Until she finds something else
to bide her time.

Destruction’s attention
isn’t kept for long.

We never know
when she’s coming for a visit,
or when she’ll decide to leave.

But we can
and we will
overcome her strength.

For our forces are greater
than any force she can impose.

We pray.
We hope.
We fight.

She can destroy our homes.
But she can never tear down our faith.

After the ground stops shaking,
after the tremors cease,
The dust and debris will subside-
Making way for the sun to rise.


This poem was created in response to Chad D’s prompt for this week’s theme – which was to write something showing support for those affected by the earthquakes occurring in Nepal and North India.



3 comments on “Dame of Destruction

  1. Blair King says:

    Reblogged this on People, Things, and Life and commented:

    My newest post on The Broken Compasses. This week’s theme was to write something to show our support for those affected by the earthquakes in Nepal and North India.


  2. simoneliedtke13 says:

    As I was reading through this it reminded me a lot of heart break, which in itself could be a form of destruction on it’s own. It was only until the last paragraph, where you noted what it was actually about that I could understand the other way of interpreting what you wrote. I must say, I really do like it.

    It definitely going to fast become a favorite of mine!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Blair King says:

      At first, I wasn’t sure how you could read into it that way, then I read it again. I can definitely see your interpretation. Haha, isn’t it funny how two people can read the same piece and take it completely different ways?
      I’m glad you liked it though, and that’s awesome that it’s going to be one of your favorites! Thank you 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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