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Fighting Back
by Annabel Sheila
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Okay, this past winter in eastern Canada was to say the least...rough! Now it's been cold and rainy (very hard most of the time) for nearly 3 weeks....I think Mother Nature is pissed! Hence....this write....giggle...


She spoke to them in quiet tones, barely a whisper,
But they ignored her; cast her aside with arrogance
Their ignorant voices raised against all she stood for.
Insufferable creatures, they brutally abused her!
With tolerance, she accepted their cruel indifference
Showering them with her glorious bounty and rare treasures.
And throughout history they continued their destructive ways!
Oblivious to her plight, they destroyed in the name of progress!
Until her once infinite patience, that of a nurturing mother
Finally began to wear thin, and at last she could take no more.
Her demise was inevitable unless she fought back!
She glared at them, and the skies darkened, and the oceans rose up!
Out of control now, she lashed out at them!
Unprecedented floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis ensued!
And they cowered beneath her fury, like frightened animals!
There was nowhere to hide, for it was her kingdom…
She knew every nook and cranny…they could not escape her wrath!
And she raged at them, showing them the mercy they’d shown her!
Until one day she sighed, scanning her magnificent kingdom.
All was quiet, and the air was clean and pure,
And the rivers and streams ran clear,
And the ocean reflected the brilliant blue sky,
And there wasn’t a sign of the terrible blight,
For even as they had foolishly nearly destroyed her,
They had brought about their own demise!

© Annabel Sheila

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Reviewed by Joy Hale 5/19/2011
Speaking so eloquently of the rage and wrath of Mother Nature, I was captivated by your description of natures ravages on our land. So much here to think about and digest; a wonderful piece of talented work! Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/19/2011
We truly seem hell-bent on doing just that these very sad days, and I fear that Mother's Wrath will only get much worse.
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 5/19/2011
Thought provoking gem, Annabel.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/18/2011
Oh Annabel, how deeply thought out and presented. We are having similar difficulties here two as our country is split in half by the Great Mississippi River. Thousanda are displaced with home and employment...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 5/18/2011
Passionate voice in this piece, Anna. Mother Nature doesn't care if we're rich or poor; she treats us all equally:) hugs,
Reviewed by D. Vegas 5/18/2011
Anna, A very intense poem!
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 5/18/2011
Yes, we must try to work our lives in harmony with nature, and this is beautifully writ, Anna!
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 5/18/2011
Ha! Just wait till the glaciers arrive in Atlanta. Patrick
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 5/18/2011
Annabel, your carefully crafted lines make it plain
why Mother Nature is pissed. -gene.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 5/18/2011
You wrote this with passion and fervor. I don't think Mother Nature reasons things out, but that is my opinion. the poem is still lovely.
Reviewed by Mary Metcalf 5/18/2011
anna, that was such a great write, your words spoke clearly of its warning that mother nature gives us....i do hope our words are heeded by those who dare to read us, for we are the voices of mother nature
love and hugs
mary etta
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 5/18/2011
Wow, Anna! Great words here, and, sadly, so true... Except, I hope for the last two lines.
Your friend, Mark

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