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An Unwelcome Star
by Mary E Lacey, Desertrat
Friday, July 11, 2008
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story of a desert monsoon


An Unwelcome Star

The time has come for me to take the stage
My adoring fans have been waiting for me for such a long time.   They’re either anxious or dreading me. Let the desert concert begin.

First things first, I must turn off that blinding light, hard to do the show if the ambience isn’t right.

The dark curtain now hides the sun.  A little bit of cool wouldn’t hurt this place, having the light gone and just a hint of wind.

People come out of their houses and begin to applaud. 
They've  endured the monotony of summer's searing heat, now I’m here to give them relief.

For now I am the star of the show, but I’m a devil in disguise.  They welcome me now, but their memories are short, they forgot all about the wrath I entail.

 First, drops of rare water hit the arid ground.  Slowly at first, than I burst like a dam.  The loving fans that adored me; tremble now in fear.  I laugh at them and before they know it; my fury has appeared!

They panic and wonder what I’ll do next.   I fill all their empty river beds and make them overflow.  Floods hit the roads and houses alike.   The roads are all washed away; the world has come to a halt.  Sirens scream along the streets, driving in rain is a forgotten art.    Not but an hour ago, they were worshipping me, thanking me for a rare desert song.  Now they’re booing me, kicking me off the stage. 

Okay, I know when I’m not wanted, so I’ll just blow away.  But I’ll be back for my encore, when it will be I cannot tell, it’s really not up to me.  Who am I, you ask?  Why, I'm the famous desert monsoon, be a fan, don't ever forget who I am!





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Reviewed by Swan Son
Well written Mary -- as usual. Quite a description of the storm from beginning to end -- great personification. Susan
Reviewed by Carin Spirit
Mystery and Suspense, very nice. Warmth to you, Carin'
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce
Hahaha!!! Mary, you have outdone yourself with this one. Absolutely FABULOUS!!!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain

Drew me in for sure - finely imaged, and penned so well!!

Best wishes,

Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
A very unique way to present a desert storm. It took me there!...M
Reviewed by Jon Willey
I watched the deluge build from a pleasant drop or two. You built your poem with great skill. May peace be always with you. JMW
Reviewed by Katie Gabrielle
great personification and power of words in this speaks to me of justice and how short fame is in the memories of fans...great poem! I liked it and it made me think...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I love the personification of the desert monsoon that you have created here, Mary. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Mr. Ed
And you tell its tale, very well!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Wow, felt like I was living through this scenerio with you, very descriptive and well done...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Such a powerful description of the monsoon - either a curse or blessing - right now, would take a bit of one to break the spine of the heat wave we're currently under - dang, hot out there! Well done, Mary.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen
Hopefully nature won't be so tough in the fall with a monsoon where not wanted. Floods we abide, other devil like things we handle, but monsoons wash away so many lives and seems like we could do without them.
Reviewed by John Flanagan
You've dramatized this well, choosing strong, meaningful images. Well done!
Reviewed by Shedding Light
Very nice piece of work !!!

Harold M. Nash
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Interesting write, very well penned, Mary! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
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