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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 9/18/2011
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 9/11/2011
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 9/8/2011
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 9/8/2011
really tough stuff-hope and pray for relief
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/7/2011
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 9/7/2011
It is terrifying and all are in my prayers Karla.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/7/2011
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 9/6/2011
I hear you.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 9/6/2011
Stay safe, Karla, please stay safe.


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