It was 6 a.m. here
I woke up to the sound of my blaring alarm clock
I dreaded getting out of bed
It was so warm and out there was so cold
As I walked to the bus I thought
This is annoying that I have to walk all the way down the street.
I got to school,
Fussing and stressing in the counselors's office
About my schedule for next year
I wanted it to be perfect.
I went through out my day.
All my classes were normal.
Taking notes, taking tests, turing in assignments.
During lunch people walked through the halls
Just the same as any other day.
The focus of my day was around me
What I needed and things I needed to get done.
It was just an ordinary day.
It was 9 p.m. there
6 hours earlier
An 8.9 earthquake stuck the country
Fifth largest one ever recorded by the ricterscale.
Causing a massive Tsuanami to sweep the land
Carrying away cars, homes, and cities with it.
10,000 reported dead
Thousands of others reported missing or injured.
Families tourn apart.
Leaving a nation in turmoil,
With nothing available.
This was no ordinary day for the people in this disaster.
As I sit here writing this,
For me nothing has changed
Thousands of miles away on the other side of the globe,
For people everything has changed.
And will never be the same.
It almost doesn't seem possible.
Not remotely fair,
That these two extreme circumstances could co-exist
On the same planet at the same time.
There must be something I can do.
Maybe the first step to making a change
That it wasn't an ordinary day for them,
Making it no ordinary day for me.