AT FIRST GLANCE
Getting out of the rubble I saw the devastation,
I saw frightened people distraught and lost;
I witnessed the deterioration of a nation.
An earthquake that ravaged the people most,
Their homes destroyed and loved ones dead;
Comes survival of the fittest at any cost.
I noticed the anguish as diseases spread,
Gas leaks creating fires and more destruction;
While more and more people are feared dead.
Why was this let to happen by our Divine Host?
We’re the children of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost?
is a type of poem which is made up of three-line stanzas linked to each other by rhyme. Each stanza, or tercet, introduces a new rhyme in its middle line, while the first and third lines continue a rhyme from the previous stanza. So the rhyme scheme is going to be A-B-A, B-C-B, C-D-C, and so on.
Typically a terza rima poem ends with a single line that repeats the rhyme of the middle line from the last tercet, or a couplet with two lines that both use the last middle line's rhyme: B-C-B, C-D-C, D, or DD.