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by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Saturday, April 16, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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' ... he still smells the storm and what it left behind. ....'

For Jeff Miller. (((HUGS)))

Image (c) 2011, Karla Dorman

One after another after another:  no
rest between.  Soon as one storm
leaves, the next moves in ---- a
trainwreck of chaos and devastation

coming down the line.  Outbreak.
A community hit.  Lives and property
trade places with sky.  Farther along
the track, the next town lies in wait.

No let up.  NWS personnel, chasers
and spotters do what they can, but
sometimes, early warnings aren't
enough:  people still die.  Homes

and businesses are destroyed.
Psyches damaged beyond repair.
Friend of mine on the Mapleton
storm:  stopped to assist.  What

he saw ----- he still smells the
storm and what it left behind:  Fear.
Pain.  PANIC.  Brings back my own
memories of when I lost my roof:  it

does something to you.  Could've
been worse, thankful it wasn't.  This
time.  Never know.  All I can do is
prepare.  Pray.  Lord, keep us safe.

(c) 2011, Karla Dorman (4/16)

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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 4/19/2011
It must have been terrifying, you describe it almost too well!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/18/2011
The world wide catastrophes do seem to be increasing...scary and you captured the utter helplessness in this write Karla...
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 4/18/2011
I worry about you guys out there:) Great voice in this poem, Karla. Hugs,
Reviewed by Jon Willey 4/17/2011
Karla, we recognize our vulnerability and the potential perils we face when mother nature rages. We become aware of just how small and insignificant we are in relation to powerful, massive storms. Free to roam at will anywhere and time they choose. Stay safe and well my dear friend. I bid you love and peace. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 4/17/2011
KARLA - well put!

MAN and his Greed and Foolishness have been like Splinters, festering in Mother Nature's skin ... Eventually the Poison and Puss Must Erupt - and with a FURY!

Air, Land, Sea, Food Pollution - Chemicals, CO2 Emissions, Atomic Bomb Blasts and Tests - Wars - Pestilence ... We have brought it on Ourselves!

As God and Mother Nature work together to bring about a CLEANSING and a RESTORATION - Man Must Suffer the Consequences - Life, Limb, and Chattels Will Be LOST ...

Reviewed by jude forese 4/17/2011
we sure are helpless to the power of nature when she barrels down in our direction ... keep safe, Karla ....
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/17/2011
you have portrayed well the fear, and desolation - good writing
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/17/2011
Great title for this great write, Karla. It seems things are getting crazier all over the world. Well done, my friend. Keep safe and may God bless.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/16/2011
"Lord, keep us safe". Indeed! Power in your words; hard hitting write of what storm chasers must endure trying to keep ahead of the storm and warning people to stay safe ... well done, Karla; brava! And the picture is fantastic!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 4/16/2011
Powerful write here Karla thank you for sharing!!!
In Christs Love
Reviewed by John Bidwell 4/16/2011
Very well written- it is raining very heavy where I am moment at a time.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/16/2011
I'd crawl under my camper, but doubt that would do much...should do what Jerry says...e
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/16/2011
We need to bring back storm cellars.
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