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thunderstorm safety
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

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the baby thunderstorm starts out very small,
there's nothing threatening about it at all,
but as it grows up, it gets meaner than mean,
let's look how it begins...behind the scene,

there's blue skies over the north texas prairie,
it's rather warm, and it is quite humid, too,
some warm air slowly begins to rise, and rise,
clouds start to form as the warm air starts to cool,

the clouds grow taller, they continue to grow,
updrafts raise the clouds into the atmosphere,
rain starts to form, and downdrafts begin as well,
the storm's growing, it can quickly get severe,

the top of the cloud becomes an anvil shape,
lightning flashes, thunder crashes, wind and rain,
stay inside until the storm passes you by,
and if you see hail, or think you hear a train,

there could be a twister--get inside, stay safe,
go to the basement, or to a central room,
get under something sturdy, 'til it goes by,
you cannot ride it out on a witch's broom,

get away from windows, and stay off the phone,
turn off the t.v. and the computer games,
don't take a bath, stay alert and please be safe...
in the obits...i don't want to see your name!

finally, finally, the storm starts to wane,
in the clearing skies you begin to see stars,
see--you have made have survived the storm,
just remember...stay safe, and you will go far!

the baby thunderstorm starts out very small,
over your life it can cast a deadly pall,
please, please stay safe...this is what i really mean,
i kind of like you hangin' around the scene!

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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain

You write with a depth and latitude that defies conventional poetry . . . a very superlative poem my dear!!


Reviewed by judeace
excellent iamgery and very good rhyming... doesn't feel forced...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
intense write, full of incredible imagery throughout. could feel the awesome power of the storm; well done! love, your twin, karen lynn. (((HUGS))) :) PUBLISHERS: why aren't you publishing karla's works? she desrves to be PUBLISHED! a bright new writer on the poetry scene deserves to be heard! :)
Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy
karla this was great! Loved the imagery and the explanation was classic. Anyone who flies or has lived through a twister knows exactly what you're talking about.
Reviewed by na na (Reader)
Very well written, great imagery Karla. Hugs Bill
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Karla...excellent write my friend....wonderful n luck...BHUWan
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Excellent! Sounds pretty intense, I love storms, just something about them,

Reviewed by E T Waldron
You describe it very well, I could see and feel it Karla! WEll done!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Good imagery.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Very good imagery! Good write Karla!

Sandie Angel :o) a.k.a. May Lu $*_*$
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK

Most Interestingly So!

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
Thanks for the warnings
We get a lot of tornados here in
Arkansas sometimes...
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
Karla,, Those Texas thunderstorms will reach out and get ya if ya aren't really careful! I've lived through a many of them in my lifetime, they can get really tricky sometimes,,,so yes, stay safe! Lisa

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