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by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Friday, September 26, 2003

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jagged lightning splits
angry, bruised-black skies
the clouds shattered by
shockwaves of thunder-
sound--very intense

the warning sirens
scream--the noise chills my
blood--fear grips my heart--
CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT
I'M SUPPOSED TO DO

strobe flashes of light
illuminates the
fear on my face--of
knowing the massive
storm IS STALKING ME

i know the roar of
rainfall mixed with hail
hides the screaming of
a tornado--i
imagine the worst

all i can do is
hide in the shelter
of a downstairs room
(central location)
i pray it's enough

the power dies--I'M
SURE I'LL BE NEXT--i'm
afraid--the thunder
outside absorbs the
thunder of my heart

i am shaking scared--
panic overtakes
my mind WHAT WAS THAT
breathing is ragged--
must calm down BUT HOW

sweat runs down my face
feel like i'm gonna
throw up--feel stupid--
'cause no one else acts
like this when it storms--

more time between the
flash of lightning &
sound of thunder--rain
seems to be easing--
winds are not as strong

the storm loses its
intensity THANK
GOD i've survived--it's
over--until the
next severe storm comes

(C) karla dorman, 2002

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Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/27/2003
karla, this is an absolute masterpiece; the imagery and power generated in this write is intense and incredible! i definitely felt like i was right in the storm along with you; wow, what a wild ride this poem took me on! AWESOME write; i truly love this poem! i think this ranks as one of my very favorites that you have done; BRAVA!

(((((((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))) and much love, your twin, karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 9/27/2003
OH MY GOD, Karla, that is so intense, I felt as if I was actually there, I could see the storm clouds...I freakin' LOVE IT!!! I never experienced a tornado & hope I don't have to, but I do love storms with all of Natures intensity built to a crescendo (sp?) of power...thanks for the picture of it, ED
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/27/2003
I could feel that storm with you Karla!!

This was great to read!!

Glad you okay!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 9/27/2003
I love storms...they envigorate my soul. Love this write ... one of my favourites. Glad you are facing your fears!
Reviewed by Robert Blackwell (Reader) 9/27/2003
It is never easy to face one's fears, and you did so very powerfully here.

{{{{{{{{{hug}}}}}}}}}
Reviewed by jude forese 9/26/2003
storms can be very intense, just as this poem is...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/26/2003
Loved this one Karla one of your best, and still is;-)!
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 9/26/2003
I hope your storms will be very gentle from now on. Your friend...........Ron
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 9/26/2003
Great write on the emotion of fear, when it comes to storms. It can be very terrifying.
Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader) 9/26/2003
THIS is thrilling AND chilling. I live in tornado heaven -Iowa..lol! I understand and relate to this SO very clear! This was thrilling to read...I wanted more as I read :) Just remember the candles, lighters and battery operated radios!

Thank you,
Teresa Emilie
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 9/26/2003
Man do these images bring back the memories! That is one of the things I don't miss about living in WI! Thank you for sharing this... very descriptive...
In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader) 9/26/2003
Awesome images you have deliver.
I felt your storm.
Taylor
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/26/2003
Could feel that storm with you! Great write.
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 9/26/2003
Wow, take your breath away!
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa 9/26/2003
I know the feeling. Great poetry.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 9/26/2003
Karla, You are safe for a while! I just watched the weather and there are no storms just much cooler air on the way! Great write. Lisa
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