by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Saturday, April 16, 2011
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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
|It must have been terrifying, you describe it almost too well!|
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|The world wide catastrophes do seem to be increasing...scary and you captured the utter helplessness in this write Karla...
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
|I worry about you guys out there:) Great voice in this poem, Karla. Hugs,
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|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
|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
|we sure are helpless to the power of nature when she barrels down in our direction ... keep safe, Karla ....|
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|you have portrayed well the fear, and desolation - good writing|
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|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
|"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
|Powerful write here Karla thank you for sharing!!!
In Christs Love
|Reviewed by John Bidwell
|Very well written- it is raining very heavy where I am now...one moment at a time.
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|I'd crawl under my camper, but doubt that would do much...should do what Jerry says...e|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|We need to bring back storm cellars.|