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Where once a home did stand
by Ed Matlack

Friday, January 14, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Winter storm thoughts and dreams...

Where once a home did stand…


The wave did take it away,

Leaving so little to see where it once lay,

Those that lived there did also end up in the bay,

Floating face down, the wave did them slay…


Note that the trees are left standing,

The pilings and the home built by man were left stranding,

Nature does build its trees so strong,

Man does think his technology can do him no wrong…


The power of Nature once again did to man present,

Allowing him to see he is nothing more than a peasant,

He can try of his life to lament, or to his god repent,

But to Nature he is nothing more than something to torment…

       © ed ~ 1/14/05

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Reviewed by Safi Abdi 1/14/2005
Food for thought, Ed, but the good question is: where do we go from here?

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/14/2005
We are puny humans, Ed. Well expressed. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 1/14/2005
A strong message that I believe people are now starting to think about. Great write.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 1/14/2005
So powerful Ed. You write with right words..
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 1/14/2005
Thank God for your poetic voice, Eddie M... this piece is cautionary and important.

We humans become complacent, forgetful and worse, arrogant. Mother Nature will always find a way to put us in our place... she WILL be respected... and should be.

People tend to want to place blame for bad things... when it comes to nature, we are all in the 'same boat'... so we'd best learn to get along, eh? I agree with Eileen... we're not so tough! A great write! katy xox.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/14/2005
Always something to ponder in your work Ed!!

Great eye opener my friend!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sue Hess 1/14/2005
lifes can be interupted so quickly...makes one think
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/14/2005
it is incredible how one minute a house is standing, and the next...nothing. nice job on this, eddie! well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :(

i feel sorry for those who are most affected by nature's wildness..they are in my prayers!!
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 1/14/2005
Torment, yes, sometimes, but at other times communing with Nature can be very fulfilling, Ed. Bravo for putting a rational perspective on Nature's mood swings! Well done.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/14/2005
Very astute perceptions Ted! Man is not the giant
he thinks he is,and nature shows him every so often

(tell Rufuz his pawa sound interesting;-)lol
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 1/14/2005
This is why I love reading your posts and you are a person that I am glad to be sharing the den with. WONDERFUL
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/14/2005
A powerful message here, Ed. Man truly is only another insignificant creature on this planet as far as Mother Nature is concerned. She can be quite benevolent, but she can also be quite cruel - like human beings, I guess.

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