One Disaster At A Time, Lord.
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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One disaster at a time, Lord.
Shaking ground bad enough,
but add a tsunami, the threat
of nuclear holocaust, and an
erupting volcano and I am left
wondering what in the hell did
Japan ... do? to deserve this.
Meanwhile, the Middle East is
blowing itself up; storms are
laying paths of debris across
the countryside; love has been
abandoned along the road;
children and heroes are dying
and I woke up with the 'flu.
Nothing to do but watch the
news: all bad. Have to turn it
off: just keeps getting worse.
The images of death and
destruction have shattered my
heart and filled me with anger:
why? When's enough, enough?
(c) 2011, Karla Dorman (3/15)
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|Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
|Turn it OFF, sweetie, turn it OFF.
Can't help for us to go over the edge, right?
All we can do is give what we can. Don't take care of ourselves,
only add to the mayhem.
I love that song in My Fair Lady: "WOUDN't IT be LOVE-er-leeeee."
Number of major disasters lately...started to say it is unbelievable,
but they have always plagued.
Were I Japanese, I would have a terrible time not being bitter.
Isn't it maddening that when we are victimized, we tend to feel
that we must have done something to deserve it? Think it is
because we can't stand to think that there is no rhyme or reason to a lot of things that happen. GOT NO CONTROL. Never did, never will.
So grab your slice of life and run with it.
Remind me I said that next time I bury my head in the sand.
WELL-SAID, DEAR FRIEND, WELL-SAID.
L o v e y a !!!
|Reviewed by Don Juan Amante
|yes sad circumstances, we all need faith more than ever now|
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|Whatever happened to good guys in white hats and super heroes wearing capes rescuing mankind from every threat and evil? Whatever happened to the frequent display of the peace symbol? Scheming has replaced peaceful planning. Disrespect paves our paths where once tolerance lay. It is enough to tax the morale of the most optimistic of mankind. Do not relent Karla. Faith will eventually win out my dear friend. I bid you joy pace and love. Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|It is all like a movie, too horrible to believe as a truth or reality. Japan will overcome her difficulites and heal her wounds just like everyone who has faced a disaster before this. The Middle East will one day become united and there will be another disaster that mankind will need to face. It is life, in all of its stark reality, hyped up into doom and gloom by media, looking for an audience, so that they can raise the prices of advertising. We never see the positive stories anymore, the news just keeps getting darker and darker and it seems that we are afraid not to tune in.
|Reviewed by Amor Sabor
|As you may already know...it is time and yet not to dread or fear but rejoice for mankinds reign has failed and the new chapter soon begins under a perfect rule.|
|Reviewed by Andy Turner
|Brilliant. Said in a nutshell of how we all feel and think xx|
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|Karla I think it's just near the end, hold up your head and keep your faith.|
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|Age-old question, Karla, and we're still seeking the answer
to devastations we can't comprehend and can do nothing about.
On a more personal level, aside from the multiple horrors in
Japan today, my thoughts are with my good friend in Tokyo
who writes wonderful poetry. I can only hope that he escaped
the nuclear fallout. Thoughtful write, Karla. -gene.
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Japan is in such turmoil that none asked for, God's wrath?? Why? God would not do that! A beautiful island that will be devastated for a very long time and all we can do is pray....
Hope you get feeling better, flu is no fun!
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Kay P Devenish
|I agree Karla...in Australia we have been swamped by floods(even where I live) and our nearby neighbours New Zealand had that awful Eathquake in Christchurch recently when so many died...what is it all coming to?Your poem is well said and just at the right time...hugs from
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|So sad these ppl are going through so much
In Christs Love
|Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa
|We have to keep praying. Well written. Thanks.|
|Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
|i've really pulled back a lot from delving into the news too much lately. not that i want to bury my head in the sand; but just realized that 90% of the news is all bad, i am powerless to do anything about it. i stay informed; but am trying to concentrate on what's right and what's working. and amazingly, my mood changed! i think it's an inside job more than anything else. like the story about the guy who lamented that the world was falling apart. he goes to a doctor and the doctor tells him to always put the cap tightly back on his toothpaste, make his bed and clean the house. 3 weeks later, he returns to the doctor with a totally new outlook on life. the world didn't change, he did.|
|Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
|I TOTALLY AGREE! and Many are saying THE SAME Karla! Why? some have their own ending ideas.... Wars and more are suppose to be in store...My heart has had more than enough too! :(
Peace and Love! BE SAFE!, Passionate_Sheeoox
GOD BLESS US ALL! GREAT Poem and to the Point!!
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|This is exactly why I don't watch the news. September 11, 2001 started it; I know I can't live in a bubble, but at times I would rather NOT know. Safer that way. God help the people of Japan and all who suffer at the hands of nature, wars, or whatnot! Heartshattering piece; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :(
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Yes I think that is why I seldom watch TV of anykind, if it is not bad news then it is bad broadcasting...I think sometimes maybe better to not know
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|. . . there will be wars, and rumors of wars . . .|
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Well said, Karla. I wonder if God has finally had enough. Wouldn't blame Him at all.|