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Roads to Nowhere
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Friday, September 23, 2005
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These words came to mind as I watched the mass exodus on Texas highways that lead nowhere fast. And then that bus exploded this morning, near Dallas, killing at least 25 elderly's a nightmare, it's a never ending nightmare for millions.

Evacuation plans must change. If we don't learn any lessons from what Nature is teaching us, God have mercy.


The roads leading northbound
lead no where at all;
traffic is diverted
into a constant
battle with frustration
on roads to nowhere.

Hot, tired, and thirsty,
told that they MUST leave,
and running out of time,
people trying to
escape find themselves on
roads going nowhere.

For hours they sit, in
record setting heat,
while watching the dials
on dashboards wind down;
their tempers wind up
on roads to nowhere.

How can restaurants run
out of food?  People
run out of patience; they
could walk much faster
than they're moving on these
damn roads to nowhere.

Cars wheeze to a stop as
they run out of gas;
the evacuation
plans did not plan for
the mass exodus on
the roads to nowhere.

Families wait, wonder
about their loved ones,
did they all make it out?
Are they still stuck in
the unfolding horror
on roads to nowhere?

Is it better to stay
behind and face the
hurricane or face
the bumper-to-bumper
traffic travelling the
roads going nowhere?

A bus carrying a
full load of older
evacuees explodes,
more delays, delays,
who will get off of the
roads leading nowhere?

(c) 2005, Karla Dorman.

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Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 9/30/2005
The roads were built to be used when everything is normal but under emergency situations, whereby hundreds of thousands should move at once, the roads will undoubtedly lead to no where. Powerful write
your brother abdi-noor
Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 9/25/2005
A nightmare! A tragic! I hope things will get better. Hope you are safe too, Karla.

God bless,

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 9/24/2005
I realize that most would use the main roads, but are there not smaller side type of roads too, maybe to take the pressure off the main highways...? I hope you did fare well thru the hurricanes onslaught...take care of you and your sister...Ed
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/24/2005
Roads leading nowhere - it truly was another horrid nightmare for so many souls in these seemingly never ending tragic days lately.

And I truly hope the Gulf area gets some truly needed peaceful days very soon.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/24/2005

Powerful message here in this hard-hitting, sobering write; God help us!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :( >tears <
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/24/2005
Powerful points well made, mon amie. Love and peace. Your friend from B.C., Canada.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/24/2005
Excellent write Karla!!

Hope everyone will be safe soon!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/23/2005
Karla I know how you feel, I think things must improve. However, whatever made anyone, leaders or people, think that our highway system can hold a milliion people trying to leave all at once. What ever happened to common sense. I heard the Mayor of houston tell people before the rush started , that certain sections should leave at different times. And that those places that are not in the direct line of hurricaine should not leave at all. No one listened evidently. It takes more than leaders to be blamed when this goes awry.We had better start thinking for ourselves. Hoping the leaders get their act together.

You are in my prayers. It is a mess and very disheartening. Be well,and keep the faith!

Reviewed by Carole Mathys 9/23/2005
Unbelieveable how badly the evacaution policy is....excellent write Karla!

peace and love, Carole
Reviewed by Huda Orfali 9/23/2005
What a horrible tragedy that happened today
You're right. The evacaution policy sucks
I hope it will not lead to dire ends
thanks for sharing this painful write
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 9/23/2005
Hope Mrs Chalfant is ok. She lives in Houston.

What happened to those long long trains Texas had?
We must pray that it weakens fast..
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 9/23/2005
Look. When you have two million people trying to squeeze onto a very few roads, you are going to get this. Only other alternative is to build a super-duper hightway with about twenty one-way lanes and not use it except in emergencies. Right. Or, wwhen hurricane season begins start evacuation that day and shut down the cities along the gulf coast. People will never not come to the coast. At least wh=ith the warning systems we have today, they CAN get out. Unless it is in New Orleans. Jeez! What a goof-up.
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 9/23/2005
I can't take any more of this pain. I'm still looking for my friend in New Orleans since Katrina hit. This is too much to bare.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/23/2005
Stark but true write, the government of the United States is going to have to sit up and reevaluate the amount of money spent on overseas combat against preventative measures to safeguard the innocents from the natural catassrophes such as Katrina and Rita.
Let's hope the government has learned it's lesson from all of this.


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