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Northridge (For Johnny)
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Friday, April 13, 2007
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For Johnny, a new friend at; he expeirenced the Northridge quake of '89 and asked me to write a poem about it. Even though I wasn't there, I bet it would feel like this ...

And, BTW, this is my 1,900 poem. :)

Heavy, the thunder
vibrating under my feet.
Unstable, the ground,
no longer solid comfort.
Fragile, the walls of
my home that have become glass.
Pieces of debris
I can fit in my pocket --
the earthquake did this.

(c) 2007, Karla Dorman 4/13)


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Reviewed by Daring Sunshine 4/30/2007
Shock beyond words; great expression of natures anger!
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 4/15/2007
very, very good!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/14/2007
Yes. I've never experienced a serious earthquake but I believe you have expressed it the way it would be, Karla. Thank you. Love and peace,

Reviewed by J M 4/14/2007
CONGRATSA his is my 1,900 poem. :)..
You did an excellent job on this one....

Blessings, Peace, Love,
Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 4/14/2007
This I imagine to be an ugly quake, Karla. With just a few words you have described the fear and devastation. Well done!

God Bless
Love, Lena
Reviewed by CJ Heck 4/14/2007
I've never experienced a large earthquake either, Karla, but your words sure do describe what I think it would be like! Very nice poem! I'm sure Johnny will be pleased.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 4/14/2007
Tremendous description Karla - like riding a Brahma bull I imagine.

Light and Wisdom ...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/14/2007
Well penned Karla...I could feel the earth move reading this!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 4/14/2007
And you've penned it well dear friend. Great write!
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/14/2007
Most powerfully penned, Karla - and Kudos on 1,900!
Reviewed by Gloria Buono Daly 4/14/2007
Wow, this is unbelieveable and awesome of you. I can't believe you weren't there. I feel as if I was there reading this. Thank you for sharing your amazing gift. My best, Gloria
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 4/14/2007
Simplicity but meaningful...a few words that describes an earthquake. I liked it!
Reviewed by Rusty Daily 4/14/2007
Karla, as you have said, this is a poem about an earthquake and perhaps I think too much but as I read this poem I thought what a great metaphor it would be for a life in turmoil. But, like I said, I think too much.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/14/2007
And the fear, angst and surprise must be dreadful..

Happy 1900th, hmmm ever thought less poetry=more going out = finding your lover congrats spec K..
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/14/2007
Only 1,900 poems?? WOW!! What an accomlishment, Karla; good on ya! BRAVA! *whistling and clapping*

And what a powerful jolt you have put here at the den; definitely Richter Scale 10 material! Very well done; brava! I am sure Johnny'll appreciate this! :)

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twink, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/14/2007
Good piece that I am sure your friend will like and congrats on your milestone of 1900 writes. Fee
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/14/2007
1900 poems is quite an accomplishment, congratuations.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/14/2007
...and mother earth make us know her displeasure, or she was only a little hungry and what we felt was her stomach's rumbling.
Oh! the earthquake? what earthquake?
Reviewed by E. Richardson 4/13/2007
Lady Buckeye...this is as good as it gets. Lynn was in the quake and her descriptions mesh well with this write. Well done!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/13/2007
Another reach of mother nature and all of her wonders. Enjoyed this! Experienced the Landers and the Northridge earthquakes and they are not fun. Enjoyed this much.

Be safe,
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 4/13/2007
M a r v e l o u s, m y . f r i e n d. Simply m a r v e l o u s.
{Forced to repeat myself!} Man would I have hated to be in his shoes!
Hurricane Fran nearly gave me a heart attack, and it did not shake the house. . .well, not much.
1900? That's a great record! Also impressed that you were able to keep count. I stay so dsiogrnaized ;_.
Keep 'em comin' !!!!
Love an' mo love f'om the lan' o' dogwood. card'nals, 'n' tah heels {pernounced tah hills, uvcuss},
xoxoxoxoxo Pea xoxoxoxoxo
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