10.9 (strong language)
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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We all felt the shockwaves.
Always remember and never forget.
the phone's incessant ringing
shatters the morning calm--
until my still sleeping brain
tells my hand to pick up.
the voice on the other end
is frantic with worry--
it's my friend in long island.
what about an attack??
"turn on the goddam t v!!,"
he screams into the phone.
the channels. each one's the same!
what the fuck's going on??
i watch the events unfold,
sensing fault lines of fear--
at the big one that has struck
and upended the world.
(C) Copy written, 2004, by Karla Dorman.
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|Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii)
|It's been awhile since I visited the den.. This is too powerful. You and Karen were always my favs and still are. HUGS>>>N>>>LUV Mikii|
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|Karla, I just stumbled onto this today. It is so powerful, even now with the passage of time.|
|Reviewed by Debra Baker
|This write describe the shock and sudden event of it all. Great work Karla. Very intense writing here.|
|Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain
Intense; powerful; dominating - I love it!
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|Modern day horror, like ww2 for us and the ever present IRA, who blow inocents to pieces when ever they see fit, a saddnes we have had to live with for over 800 yrs|
|Reviewed by John Banasiewicz Jr
|so many of us did the same thing that morning that we shall never forget or we shouldn't forget,,
words spoken by most of us that day and even worse
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|POWERFUL, Karla, but such words being read by my virgin eyes...LOL! Peace, Ed & Rufuz|
|Reviewed by Kay P Devenish
|Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
|That day will never NEVER be far from the frontlines of my mind. Sometimes I wonder why I can't move on, like so many have. Why does everything that goes on around me, bring back visions of that day? TV shows, things people say, whether they are saying them to me, or I just overhear them, an American Flag flying against the backdrop of a sunny day, a crying child, a confused look on the face of a stranger. Will I ever move past this? I don't know, but I do hope I work this one out before the next one hits...otherwise I'm not sure there's enough room inside for anymore disasters!
Good write Karla! Lisa
|Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader)
|POWERFUL remembrance...Karla...thanks for the posting friend!|
|Reviewed by na na (Reader)
|Powerful indeed Karla! And scary! And a scenario for the future?
Hugs sweet Lady. Bill
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|this is incredibly powerful Karla...
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Very powerful poem Karla!!
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|I think your analogy is a good one.
I'm taping the second part of 10.5 right now. I truly believe that is how mankind will meet its end some day - by a ravaged Mother Earth - seeking retribution for all the poisoning, pillaging, and ravaging we've done to her.
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Fantastic short stark write Karla!How can we ever forget.
I too watched 10.5 last night. The whole time I thought
of 9/11...I guess you did too.Watching tonight;-)!
|Reviewed by Veronica Hosking
|Cool analogy. Not sure I'd compare 9-11 with the silly movie though. But I love how you equated it with an actual shock.|
|Reviewed by Sarah Tagert
|Very powerful write. I remember that morning very vividly as well!|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
This is intense, powerful, and heart shattering; love the comparison between the devastation we all felt in our hearts as we watched the horrific events unfolding on tv and the power and devastation felt during an especially strong earthquake: the result is the same, and once something like a strong earthquake or a terrorist attack happens, we are forever changed; we are no longer the same. BRAVA for a strong, much needed reminder!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, karen lynn. :( >tears <
|Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
|I remember too Karla...I cried and cried and cried..
this is powerful...love and hugs...floria