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  A Storm Destroys a Factory
by Paul Williams
Tuesday, December 21, 2004
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Based on an actual event...contains strong language.

Tales from the Apocalypse


A Storm Destroys a Factory


Lightening lacerates the sky, tearing it asunder,

casting sorry shadows on the bedroom wall

while nightmare drums beat out Armageddon’s thunder.

An explosion lights the night, shattering pleasant dreams,

wailing sirens answering the call of dying screams.


Haunting vague memories,

a brief glimpse of things to come

Before everything is said and done.


In the morning, dark ashen clouds block out the sun

While an acrid atmosphere, strips the lining of the lung.

In the dry rain that follows, slate-grey snowflakes fall,

covering the car, washed – for fuck-all –

just the other day. But what’s it matter now?

It’s the shape of things to come

When all said and done.


Thou shall be done!


© P. Williams 2001


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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/14/2005
Most powerful piece Paul!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by jude forese 12/21/2004
and man will always undo it ...
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 12/21/2004
I would say this does remind one of a nuclear explosion or something similiar. In the end I suppose what would be the point of washing a car?

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