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Author Name: Freewkamen 6 Comments
Date Added: June 12, 2010 11:06:12 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Storm
 

On a warm Spring morning,

Children are laughing and playing,

Fathers are spraying their young lawns,

And Mothers are planting their gardens.



By afternoon the sky quickly blackens,

Day becomes night, darkness induces fear

Among the residents,


The unruly wind blows the rain,

And the rain adheres to the leaves with tears.


The wind intensifies.

Birds struggle to fly.

Children are crying.


Suddenly a snake like cloud appears over the picturesque hills,

Fear turns to panic.

Residents attempt to find safety from the approaching storm.


A young mother and child,

Struck down by the wind,

Struggles to stand.

A father and son alone in a church,

Crawl under a communion table,

Praying for protection


In a moment,which seems like a lifetime,

The storm is over.


Within the shattered homes and scattered rubble,

A dying woman is found with her baby cuddled beneath her crying.

A father and son are found beneath the communion table in a church,

The entire church is gone except for the father and son and that table..




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Comments:
Comment By: FreeJohn Armlovich on January 15, 2012 08:22:07 PM Report


Very well written. I truely enjoyed the poem.


John

Comment By: FreeJo on August 9, 2010 06:03:45 AM Report
Really like the last stanza. (:
Comment By: FreeAndrew on July 20, 2010 09:31:39 PM Report
very well done and richly deserving of the award - of course, you did have some great material to work with!  made me feel in the midst of nature's fury.
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on July 19, 2010 01:47:54 PM Report
bill:  congratulations on the Feature Poem Award -- so deserving on this very well done write.

Keep up the GREAT posts!!

 

Lady Dragonwyck

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on June 12, 2010 05:00:53 PM Report
YOur really astory teller..... WE all will enjoy your writes......
Always ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeEryka on June 12, 2010 11:50:37 AM Report
Wow, this really grabs my attention.
I like how it's written. Very well done(:




 


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