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Bowling Balls
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Storm inspired poetry ...

Image (c) 2007, Karla Dorman

... awakened by the sound
of bowling balls, thudding
overhead:  thunder.  The
angels are having fun,
seems like.  Strike, strike, oh, no!
Gutterball!!  Guess one had
butterfingers, just like
me.  Know how he feels, poor
angel.  Least he didn't
throw backwards or fall down
like I've been known to do -
pray God won't clip his wings!

(c) 2008, Karla Dorman (5/6)

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Reviewed by Cynth'ya 12/15/2008
At least God never throw a gutter ball...unless it's a test (smile)
blessin's, will talk with you before the holiday is over,
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 5/9/2008
Great images and expressions ! I could see this happening.......M
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 5/8/2008
I used to be an league bowler & you surely must too?
as the skies of your poetry express a hint in your poetic write :)
Embraced ~ Embrassé
Reviewed by Jerry Engler 5/8/2008
Very nice imaginative poem, Karla. Reading you is easy on the heart and mind. I used to tell my children during lightning storms that God was just making ozone.....Jerry
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 5/8/2008
LOL, Butterfingers.... so my devastatingly low score HAS a name.
I like this Karla, but I imagine a heard of passed horses thundering the clouds from above, running, playing, and bucking as they tear up God's pastures.
I guess when those guys take a break from running, it's bowling time.
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 5/7/2008
HaHaHa...Karla. I'd heare, too, that when it thunders it's just the bowling ball striking the pins! :o) We've been having enough of these thunderous events, but soon the 'season' will pass...soon!
Blessings and Love ~ Micke
Reviewed by Lavendar Jazz 5/7/2008
You make a nice analogy with this one... real cute.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/7/2008
Pray God won't clip all our wings - and I love to bowl!
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 5/6/2008
Cute write, Karla!
Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines 5/6/2008
Hee Hee!!! Not to worry about that Angel - his antics are the high humor on those great lanes in the sky (God says it really gets boring - setting pins all the time).

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/6/2008
I LOVE this!
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 5/6/2008
Angels having fun and chalking up the spares? That's nice.
Reviewed by ** ** 5/6/2008
I was told the same as a child when it would storm ... So wonderfully written, Karla ... hugs
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 5/6/2008
Oh No! The bowling alley seems full tonight. I recall go to bed during thunderstorms and laying quietly. There were eight of us and my grandmother would talk about bowling and angels and somehow we got quiet to listen as she animated the storm. I miss her.
Blessings and love,
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 5/6/2008
My interpretation of your lovely poem is "a party in heaven" Cute write.
Reviewed by Cryssa C 5/6/2008
hee, hee, hee...

I once threw the bowling ball backwards... okay, really it was twice...and on ONE date even! OOPS! (and no, it wasn't a date with my husband...Thank goodness! hee, hee...) What an embarrassing thing to do! hee, hee...

I love the analogy in this one, Karla!

Reviewed by Robert Wilson (Reader) 5/6/2008
Watch out for flying bowling pins, Karla! :)
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/6/2008
Yea sounds like me when I tried bowling...gave it up, they said I was too dangerous and could hurt someone.
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 5/6/2008
Too cute Karla, way too cute, brings a smile to my face.
Reviewed by John Leko 5/6/2008
...bowling pins...and needles of humor Karla...
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 5/6/2008
Great write and it is good that God do always win or we would be in big trouble. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/6/2008
Don't ya just love bowling against God; he always wins, must be inside knowledge on his part...;) ed
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/6/2008
Those angels were bowling, the Lord told them to say sorry before you go to sleep.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/6/2008
STRIKE!!! You've bowled a perfect game with this fun, storm-inspired ditty! Loved it; brava, Karla!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twink, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 5/6/2008
This brings back memories of childhood, saying God was bowling when it was storming. Thank you for the memories, Karla....

In Spirit,
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 5/6/2008
Super metaphor. Your brother and friend Abdi-Noor
Reviewed by Bonnie May 5/6/2008
Delightful, love bowling...great write and thoughts. I went down the alley with my ball too. Loved this, Love, Bonnie

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