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Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

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by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

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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
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
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
I could feel that storm with you Karla!!

This was great to read!!

Glad you okay!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster
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)
It is never easy to face one's fears, and you did so very powerfully here.

{{{{{{{{{hug}}}}}}}}}
Reviewed by jude forese
storms can be very intense, just as this poem is...
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Loved this one Karla one of your best, and still is;-)!
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
I hope your storms will be very gentle from now on. Your friend...........Ron
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Great write on the emotion of fear, when it comes to storms. It can be very terrifying.
Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader)
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)
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)
Awesome images you have deliver.
I felt your storm.
Taylor
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Could feel that storm with you! Great write.
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang
Wow, take your breath away!
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa
I know the feeling. Great poetry.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
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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