Needed: Monster Slayer
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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... Just one time, I would like to run toward: ....
This was written before church today. And now I have the secret - His Name is Jesus! :D
Image (c) 2007, Karla Dorman
The air so still, so heavy, so ---
yellow --- matches the chicken
streak down my spine, closes
'round the throat with hands of
fear. Not again: this is my life,
running from storms, both real
and imagined: just one time, I
would like to run toward: feet
programmed to turn the other
way, looking for somewhere to
hide. Never liked terror-filled
skies, full of light and noise ---
always had Mommy and Daddy
to hold me. Compared to the
monsters on the Plains, those
of youth were nothing: these
guys are serious: their mouths
roaring with wind and rain, arms
pitching hail and tornadoes,
reaching out to snag my ankles,
determined to pick me up: my
parents can no longer save me.
Have to confront the monsters
on my own. Just don't know how.
(c) 2008, Karla Dorman (6/21)
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|Reviewed by Cryssa C
|Maybe remembering that your parents are watching over and helping protect you would help...
|Reviewed by Charlie
|That cloud is super ominous, though. Truth be told, I'd be chicken too... "How oft I would have gathered you like hen to chickens under my wings, but you would not..." (something like that, Karla)--somehow, I think you "would." --Charlie|
|Reviewed by Bernice Lakota
|awwww, poor baby! I will be your monster slayer...|
|Reviewed by Janet Caldwell
|I've been afraid in my life too. I think the tornadoes in the sky that we have here are a metaphor for your real fears. I've had some of the same issues. To every one a measure of faith is given, speak to it, yell Faith rise up! ;) As always you've woven a terrific piece my Storm Spinner, my friend.
Love, Janet xoxoxo
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
|You'll find the way. Great poem about facing your fears. Bravo. Liz|
|Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
|Over the years you've left me giggling, crying, looking inward and a gamut of many emotions... this one? I'm breathless. It isn't just packed with visuals, well-drawn, poetic: it's damned fine poetry! katy xox|
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|Karla, I see you running and scrared,, Do not Fear, Jesus is with you.
|Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
|YOU will have no fears from this vicious storm Karla, you are HERE to write them! and WRite them YOU do!
A Miracle from YOU to each of us, for what you bring - it is a lesson with each electrifying pen!
Stay WEll! and Inspired!
Warmest Blessings and Inner Peace, Warrior Purple Passion Sweet Lady Shexooo
STay POSitive! With Gods' guiding hand and spirit! YOU will escape from it!
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|But think Karla, how these storms, both "real and imagined" have helped you write such wonderful poetry!|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|You've said it before, Creator is a very present help in time of danger,He will uphold you with His righteous right hand...
Excellent poem Karla!
|Reviewed by Axilea MU
|This really sounds frightening. But we can overcome our worst fears. Very good picture, impressive.
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Do like I and Rufuz do, crawl under the bed...e & r|
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|Amen Karla the answer truly is Jesus, a great write, powerful imagery
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|You're going to outlive these storms, Karla, both real and otherwise,
but in the meantime you'll continue to write these great poems.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Clever imagery and word usage; very well written, Karla! I know a monster slayer: JESUS (as you and I found out today)! :)
(((HUGS))) and much love, your twinklies, Karen Lynn. :D
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Very strong and childlike in it's out look and that is the way this one should be. Well done Karla.
|Reviewed by Myrtle Poor (Reader)
|This show such deep feelings. Fear of anything is not a good. You did a good job on this write thanks for sharing.
|Reviewed by D Johnson
|Karla, from my not too brilllian past, I did race a tornado across Kansas once, many years ago. I lost. Nice write. Cool picture.