Texas is Burning, Or: Lord, Have Mercy
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Over 180 fires have broken out this past week across Texas, killing four and destroying more than 1,000 homes. Right now, we are safe, but it only takes a spark ... PRAY FOR RAIN. :(
Image © 2011, Karla Dorman
If I could blame it all on the weather,
these drought fueled fires smoking
our lungs, coloring our sun bloody,
closing their fingers around the
necks, chasing once dense green
foliage to other states, exhausting
firefighters to the point of paralysis,
I would. If only it were that simple ---
Texas is burning.
Man the stupid part of the equation:
carelessly tossing their butts out
of the window, setting a match to
state wide bans, laying waste to
acres of nerves watching, waiting,
preparing to flee at a moment's
notice, exposing the rest of us to
their foolishness and apathy ---
Lord, have mercy.
© 2011, Karla Dorman
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|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|I hope this nightmare has ended for you and Texas Karla -- I bid you love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
|Well You know my stance on this situation Karla, even though I am now not residing In OZ where its as hot as texas...and burns equally as bad, I am with you in thought, prayers and spirit, HUGSZZZZ
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|xxx Love and prayers are with you, Karla. I feel this as even, in a small way, I can relate as the coastal heaths I inhabit are equally as vulnerable to the mindless acts of arson through negligent ignorance. Really taut and tense writing here. xx|
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|really tough stuff-hope and pray for relief|
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|My heart goes out to all those in Texas affected if not directly then also indirectly by the fires burning there. My prayers I add to those of all who reside in that wonderful state that I had the privalege of visiting not to long ago.
|Reviewed by Rose Rideout
|It is terrifying and all are in my prayers Karla.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|God, hear our prayers ... God have mercy upon us here in Texas and other states who are in the same boat ... WE. NEED. RAIN!!
Heartbreaking poem; powerfully penned! Well written and imaged!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :( +Tears!+
|Reviewed by Janna Hill
|I hear you.
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|Stay safe, Karla, please stay safe.