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lion's roar
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
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(Thanks, Kate!)

severe thunderstorms rolled through the metroplex.
winds were strong, some reached 80 miles an hour.
there were scattered reports of damage from the storms.
the lion roared, but not in a tornado voice.

rain fell in blinding sheets, but it didn't last long.
the lightning intense, one bolt after another.
some houses and buildings were damaged by the wind.
the lion roared, but not in a tornado voice.

the sky turned black as pitch, it was a scary sight.
i was waiting for the tornado siren's howl.
i was a bit nervous, but i didn't freak out.
the lion roared, but not in a tornado voice.

i'm a stormphobic.  i do not like thunderstorms.
especially since there are no basements here.
let's just hope that the rest of the year isn't bad.
the lion roared, but not in a tornado voice.

it could have been so much worse, we've seen it before.
severe weather season's off to an active start.
though i've been delivered from a spirit of fear,
i still don't want to hear the sound of a lion's roar!!!!

(C) Copy written, 2004, by Karla Dorman. 

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Reviewed by Christine Morell 3/6/2004
Wonderful images Karla. Excellent work.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 3/6/2004
karla another excellent poem i always love the imagery of power you write with.,
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/6/2004
Excellent Karla!!

Perfect imagery you penned!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by Lori Moore 3/5/2004
Great write. Perfect images and descriptions.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/5/2004
I love the way you portray the storm. I love this. Unlike you dear Karla; I love storms. Love and peace to you. Ton ami de la C-B, Canada. Régis
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/5/2004
Better the Lions roars now then for the next two months. You see, I have noticed if the lion roars in the begining of March the season generally then goes into the gentleness of the lamb, but if the lion has not roared; look out! So the lion is roaring :-) Here too. A store near where I live had their attena come trumbling down. Wonder if that is why I lost hydro for few seconds? Good storm write! May the lamb be with you. I'm bad! hehehe
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/5/2004
Rufuz will protect you, bark at that lions roar, scare the little kitty away...LOL! Take a pill, Karla, storms are fun for me, but I do understand your fear...I just have no sense, LOL! Peace, Ed & rufuz
Reviewed by The Voice (Reader) 3/5/2004
Hopefully you will just hear the softer gentler "Voice" and not that of a major storm.

The Voice
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 3/5/2004
This was excellent Karla, excellent imagery!

Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/5/2004
Karla, great write!I saw that you would be having bad weather and I 've been praying for you guys;-) They mentioned tornado, thank God you didn't get it! I hate those things!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/5/2004
Scary, indeed! The furry lions are much better!
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 3/5/2004
EXCELLENT commentary !!
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 3/5/2004
We got lucky here in SE Texas, Karla. A few sprinkles and nothing severe. All the bad stuff was from College Station to Lufkin, last night and missed us. It did not rain till about eight o'clock this morning and the sun is peeking through now. Glad you're okay.
(((((((((HUGS)))))))) and Love,
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 3/5/2004
A very powerful poem...Glad you and Karen are okay...
God Bless
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/5/2004

Glad we made it through the "lion's roar"; man, those storms were something, weren't they?? WOW! Glad God healed you of your fear; you were so calm, but I felt sorry for poor Misty and Autumn! Maybe WE need to be praying that God helps THEM! And me, too, because I was a bit nervous, too! LOL

Good write about yesterday's terrifying events from Mother Nature! Enjoyed~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :D
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