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In the Blink of an Eye (Prose)
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Saturday, November 05, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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It's funny, how things can be so different from one day to the next, how they can change in the blink of an eye.  Yesterday, the sky stretched forever, clear as the truth; multicolored birds celebrated in joyful song from tree branches clothed in brand new Spring attire; people went about their daily lives, unconcerned that it all could be blown away in one fell swoop; the city's heart beat as it always had...and today, that pulse has stuttered to a stop.  Dark clouds weep mournful tears; a pall of sadness hangs over the ruined city; the loss of life and property has been great.  No birds sing today, for all of the trees are...gone.  There is nothing good to sing about.  It's funny, how things can be so different from one day to the next, how they can change in the blink of an eye...

(c) 2005, Karla Dorman.


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Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 11/21/2005
So true Karla, it can all change in one day.
Thank you for reminding us.
You have inspired me.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 11/7/2005
A gruesome picture
One hell of a demon
Well done Karla

William .....Peace & Love
Reviewed by White Dove left (Reader) 11/7/2005
oh my goodness...Yes, life is not to be taken for granted.. God our father see's it all..

Catherine ):
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 11/7/2005
Yes Karla, life is fragile
and should be handled
with the greatest of care.

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/7/2005

WOW! Terrifying picture, but this just makes your poem all the more real and meaningful! Solid effort here, keep on writing! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/7/2005
So true, Karla. The image enhances the meaning of your write as well. Thank you. Be well. Love and peace to you.

Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 11/6/2005
Sad and funny as in strange funny. excellent poem Karla. Really deep methodical poem the picture is awesome. i'm sure you see that sky. I never see that and i'm really kinda glad, a sky of horror.
Thanks for this Karla it really is a fantastic poem Great awakening.
Tracey xoox(c :)42
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 11/6/2005
Excellent capture of how quickly the weather can change....

love and peace, Carole
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/6/2005
They truly can, Karla - especially these days it seems.
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 11/6/2005
Fantastic prose. Excellent.
your brother abdi-noor
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 11/6/2005
It is frightening to think about, but it can and does happen that way.

Carmen :-)
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/5/2005
So true and in so many locations around the world it seems lately. One thing never changes though is the passion of your seeing eye to transpose your thoughts so expressively to paper.

Reviewed by Sherry Heim 11/5/2005
We seem to walk through life believing that everything will always be alright and that tomorrow will be much like today. Often that may be true, but we all have seen how in the blink of an eye, life as we knew it ceased to exist. Excellent prose, Karla.
Take care,
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 11/5/2005
Wonderfully written. It as if you put life in a capsule and
launched it. . .only the capsule refused to lift off. For better or worse -- and far too often, it is for worse --, we are stuck with it.
The lowering, pregnant cloud in the photograph is the perfect illustration. Not to mix metaphors {moi--?}, but Karla, Luv, you have once again hit the nail right on the head. Love from a very, very dry but nevertheless lovely {for the moment} Chapel Hill,
North Carolina, Your friend and admirer, 'Pea' <3
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/5/2005
How well you captured the theme Karla! Superb prose!

Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 11/5/2005
Excellent and I have to agree with Andy's comment God Bless
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 11/5/2005
Makes me think of the wizard of Oz...
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 11/5/2005
this is quite a write and impressive photo
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 11/5/2005
There is a piece of literary poetry here if you would but . . . Oh, darn, you already have foujnd it and done quite nicely with it, thank you. From one moment to the next, that is about all life is about when you get right down to it.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 11/5/2005
Two suits come to mind here.

The wand suit of the Tarot: This suit indicates animation, enterprise, energy, and growth. The wands depicted in the cards are always in leaf, suggesting the constant renewal of life and growth. The salamander is the reptile associated with wands. The Apocalypse animal is the lion. This is the suit of the laborer.

The sword suit of the Tarot: The swords express agression, strife, boldness, and courage. But sometimes they can mean hatred, battle, as in tornadoes and hurricanes, and enemies. This is the suit of misfortune and disaster. The Apocalypse figure is the eagle. This is the suit of the warrior.

In the blink of an eye, the neverending cycle of life, death, destruction, rebirth, rebuilding is in constant motion. Powerful prose, Karla!

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/5/2005
Yip so true...even our emotions!!

Love Tinka

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