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1 Dead in Attic
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Monday, November 05, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Did I know ya?

Chris Rose's book by the same title inspired this one.

Image (c) 2007, Karla Dorman

1 Dead In Attic,

Did I know ya?  Did ya serve
me beignets and chickory
coffee down on the banks
of the mighty Mississip?
Or were you the homeless
Veteran that asked me for a
dollar so you could get
yourself something to eat?
Or were you the little kid
with the great big eyes
peekin shyly from behind
the safety of your Mama?
Or were you the guy with
the Cajun accordion playin
such sweet sweet music that
set my feet to dancin?

Name sounds familiar.

(c) 2007, Karla Dorman (11/5)


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Reviewed by Andrew Shipley 1/15/2008
"Name sounds familiar" what a powerful ending to a powerful piece. Great write.
Reviewed by Jerry Newton 12/3/2007
Too many of us don't take the time to think about who the misfortunate are. We should be more attentive, the next time it might be us. Thanks for opening my eyes. jln
Reviewed by Kathryn Collins 11/27/2007
Karla --

This one got me right in the solar plexis.

A treasure.

Reviewed by Ann Scarborough 11/16/2007
What a thought provoking write Karla! The imagery takes me home. Wonderful!
Reviewed by Nicky Goodman 11/6/2007
Hi Karla -super flow to this thoughtful piece, great sounds, lovely words, (what's a beignet, i am off to find out, they sound delicious!) - super poetry that is vivid and provokes much thought - enjoyed :o)Nicky x
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 11/6/2007
WOW Karla, what a way with wording you do have!
NOpe, I was the one passing out phamplets and YOU did take one, Thanks!
YOu ended this beautifully! I can see it all happening!

Much Love. Light, Peace and Hugs, Warrior Gypsy Lady Purple Sheeeoox

STay Positive!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 11/6/2007
A very astute and touching slice of life Karla.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/6/2007
Nah, I was the bum sitting playing my old six string outside the liquor store for nickels and dimes. Just kidding a great work and a good message passed along as well. We should never ignore what we see.

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 11/5/2007
You leave one to ponder and think for all the lost souls that go unaccounted for.....

Be safe,
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 11/5/2007
Thoughtful write here
God Bless
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/5/2007
really full of thoughful words
Reviewed by William Bonilla 11/5/2007
Excellent write Karla
well peened
peace & love be with you

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/5/2007
Good un, girl...ed
Reviewed by Axilea MU 11/5/2007
A very intriguing title. Reading the poem doesn't provide any answer. It rather provokes questions; many questions.

I can see "the great big eyes" and hear the sound of the "Cajun accordion"...

I like the way you ended this. Striking.

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 11/5/2007
A very haunting write,,, Gives us much to reflect...
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 11/5/2007
So many lost Karla, I'm wondering if everyone has yet to be accounted for.

Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 11/5/2007
I'm thinking I know these people as well. Thought provoking Mz Karla!
Reviewed by Charlie 11/5/2007
Good food for thought. It's haunting. --Charlie
Reviewed by Joyce Devenish 11/5/2007
This is a wonderful write and a disturbing thought Karla. Good work...Joyce
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 11/5/2007
We were hearing the same tunes coming from the bayous.
Reviewed by D Johnson 11/5/2007
A wonderful reminder about those that still remain in the attic, on the street, under the bridge and other places we shy away from.

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 11/5/2007
Another great write you share with us dear Karla, thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs On the way, Rose
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 11/5/2007
Great job sweet lady,enjoyed...Hugssssss
Reviewed by richard cederberg 11/5/2007
Its hard to say anymore - so many pass in strange ways and so many seem to resemble someone we've met. One of your best dear Karla. Blessings ...
Reviewed by Walker Jackson (Reader) 11/5/2007
Makes me yearn for one more trip to N'Awlins. Red beans and ricely...
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 11/5/2007
Well hell, Karla, you've come up with a damn good'un, that what I'm talking about . . . Love this one . . .
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 11/5/2007
I can only imagine how many people reflected in your eyes during that terrible warring storm. Your poem is a delightful way of looking back, remembering, and trying to put names to faces you recall. Well done.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/5/2007
One can only wonder, Karla! Very powerful and heartbreaking write; may we never see another Katrina ever again in our lifetime! Very well penned; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 11/5/2007

"1 Dead in Attic" strikes the sense of social responsibility.

I salute You, Poet.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

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