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A Georgia Storm over a Tin Roof
by Tommy L Thomas
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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The 1930's and 40's were years when the poor lived in homes covered with tin roofs. Boy, times has changed. What went on inside the house are treasure that will last a lifetime.


The wind whistling through the pines must be angry and in pain
          Does it moan because of being chased by the rain?
The two will soon be locked in battle
          And vent their anger over a Georgia tin roof.
The wind is trying to tear the roof off
          The rain is driving bullet wherever it can
Those inside say a prayer to the upstairs man
          And try to keep it dry by putting out pan after pan.
Those shanties carried love that bonded a family
          Where molasses and flap jacks were a dandy
Not as a colonial with resident with high cheeks and chins aloof
Who could not understand warmth during a storm under a tin roof.
Those days have come and gone for the tin roof has almost disappeared
          I can still remember the Georgia Storm over a tin roof where I was reared
Where the family huddled by a fireplace to keep us warm
          To weather out the chill and fear of that terrible storm.
The roof seemed like it was going to blow away
          Mom and dad says to children let us pray
The rain beat a steady cadence as the wind made the house sway
          There would be little sleep today or going out to play.
What water that roof could not hold formed rivers outside
          Puddles in which later you would slip and slide
I still have pictures in my mind as proof
          Of character that was built during a storm over a Georgia tin roof.

(c) Tommy L Thomas 2009


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/8/2009
Fine poetry, my friend. You have recalled and recreated the ambiance of the time and place most effectively via your verses. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,

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