By: Maria Miller
The plates underneath the ground start to shift,
The ground begins to rumble,
At that same moment magma explodes from a nearby active volcano,
People were expecting this to happen,
but not that soon.
You remember learning about volcanoes,
And remembering the types,
active, dormant, and extinct,
You are used to seeing them where you live in Hawaii,
but you also know that there are other active ones in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington.
Magma flows down the mountain as slow as a sloth running a mile,
Some of it stays and cools to make the volcano grow,
The remains of magma crawl towards the town and push people out of it,
The worries of other disasters such as flash floods, earthquakes, and tsunamis,
Scare all of the people.
You think of when you took a cruise on the ocean,
The guide there pointed out into the distance,
You ask him what he’s doing and he tells you this,
There is an underwater volcano, one of about 80 discovered on the planet,
You stare at the water and wonder how an underwater volcano is possible.
Many people evacuate, because of the millions of bad things that could happen,
And the magma reaches the deserted town,
Houses burn, along with cars, and other things,
but the magma keeps on moving,
until it all turns to rock.
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