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by Mary E Lacey, Desertrat

Thursday, April 08, 2010
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Yuma was a part of the earthquake in Baja, CA. It wasn't fun!

A relaxing afternoon that Easter Day
We had gone to church, ate our feast
and watched the children play

Sitting around enjoying  each other
Having a pleasant time.
How could we have known the horror
that literally shook our minds.

We looked in fear at one another
Nothing like this had happened before!
A loud rumbling noise as we looked
at the moving floor.

The house shook and made an awful sound
Pictures falling off the wall and to the ground
The ceiling fan always sturdy and stable
Gave way and fell on the table

The crash was an awful sound.  With fear
in one another’s eyes, and our bodies swaying
An earthquake….here?!
Not knowing what to do, we all began praying.

Just as calm was settling in, the floor moved no more.  When another quake hit, the furniture moved,  andtore off the front door!

Silence at last, the wrath was gone.  We thanked the Lord, and looked at our awful mess.  We turned on the news,we sat in fear when they said, "it’s not over yet expect many more.” 

                                     Mary Lacey









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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 5/21/2010
Sorry I missed this. I can relate. The 1994 Northridge earthquake's epicenter was about 15 miles from here. An early morning surfboard ride on our bed and then silence. On the positive side power went out for the entire LA area and I saw all of the stars for the first time in a long time. Patrick
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 5/12/2010
Vow! This is very moving Lacey and I am really glad that you and all of your family are alright..what an experience with the comfort that God is actually the one who keeps us in the midst of danger. Thank you for sharing so powerfully, my prayers are with you and everyone affected by Earthquakes! Remember Lacey whom God keeps is well kept!

Blessings & Favor!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/11/2010
I cannot fathom what such an experience would be like and I hope I never have to live it, Mary. An effective accoung; thank you. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 5/6/2010
i know only too well that sinking feeling, mary.
do what you can to be safe and prepared, but then do move on!
very best wishes,
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/23/2010
When you can't control what's happening, fear sets in and then panic.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 4/23/2010
That was very close to you. I'm just so glad you and your family are safe from harm. Thank God! Great account of your feelings and the earthquake!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Z McClure 4/23/2010
your writing took me right there...the details made it feel so real.
Narrative poems are my favorite kind. You write very well!

~In Christ, Zach
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 4/20/2010
earthquakes are a scarey thing Mary, you did a great job poeming and capturing the moment, cheers
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 4/15/2010
What a shock. Pun intended. Well written and very expressive. Hugs, J'nia
Reviewed by Richard Arrington 4/14/2010
A very good work that left me asking, what happend next?
Reviewed by Charlie 4/14/2010
So many earthquakes going on--shaking our very foundations. --Charlie
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/10/2010
yikes,,,terrifying indeed, Prayer is powerful!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 4/9/2010
It must have been horrifying. Well penned.
Reviewed by Paul Judges 4/9/2010
It sounds very frightening....well written, Mary
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/9/2010
Earthquakes are scary; have been in one ... in OHIO of all places; it was a five-point shaker. I will never forget it as long as I live! Glad you are all okay!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/9/2010
Well told story, Mary. Glad everyone is OK and may God bless.
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 4/8/2010
I did not feel a thing here in Phoenix. Although my son did where he was in Phoenix. I am happy no one was hurt. Thank You for sharing, Mary.

Reviewed by Swan Son 4/8/2010
I liked the way you reported your story .... and the feeling of what was happening beneath your feet. I also know it was real -- my sister-in-law near Phoenix called to report the same. Hope all is well. Susan
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