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Twenty-nine Inches Later ( about "Harvey)

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jwesley
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Twenty-nine Inches Later
(about "Harvey")

Saturday morning: 4:06am -
Lighting strobed, Thunder boomed,
torrents of rain began,
and though the wind wasn't bad,
water from the sky
began to make us wonder
if Moses was born too early.

Tuesday morning: 11:15am -
Twenty-nine inches later,
measured in my personal
rain gauge -
and still, rain continues to fall
almost non-stop
since Saturday morning . . .
and we're still here,
wet, but high and safe
from the flooding all around us.

This Storm, we're seeing
where rain alone,
can pour and pour continuously
and cause the Great Flood
of the bible -

Fifty-two inches
some areas South of us
are reporting.

Homeless are everywhere -
so many have lost everything -
and still . . .
it rains: no Rainbows in sight,
no Sun,
just water,
water,
and more - Water.

We pray for them,
we thank God
for the blessing
He's giving us,
and wait impatiently
hopefully,
for it all,
to just . . .

Go Away.

~ ~ ~


NOTE:  Many around us, thousands in fact, or more, are in such a sorry plight, while those of us in my area, 30 or so miles north of downtown Houston, are, relatively, dry: dry meaning we haven't flooded, although there are area's close to us that haven't been so lucky - we fortunately are in one of the higher plots and even when our city, Oak Ridge North, Texas, floods, we have yet to be one of the victims of nature. And we have seen many of our fellow ORN residents with water flowing through their homes in the past , like someone put an enormous hose at the back door and pushed it through and out the front white-water style.

And this wasn't even a hurricane, but a tropical storm when it reached us. And so far,
it wasn't water from breached levees or the like (like Katrina) - just water, from the sky
in quantities far beyond the earths capacity to flush it to the sea in time to prevent disastrous build-ups.

And the rain is expected to be around, in sprinkles at times, and gushes at others, for a few days more . . .




wesley james beard, jr.
august 29, 2017



[This message has been edited by jwesley (08-29-2017 01:45 PM).]

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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1 posted 08-29-2017 05:39 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Jimmy,
Glad to hear you are high and dry. Thank you for painting us a picture of what we can't imagine. ~L
jwesley
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2 posted 08-29-2017 06:27 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Thanks Lori - it's 5:26 pm Central times now and I just saw Sunshine peeking through sporadically - Moses can rest in piece, now. And the weather-men lied, they said 2 or 3 more day's worth. (weather-men, you notice I said . . . -women wouldn't have done that too us, huh? lol!


j.
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3 posted 08-29-2017 07:40 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Harvey's wrath is unimangineable.  I'm glad to know you are safe and the sun is trying to shine. I pray for those who are losing the battle, makes me so sad. Thanks for your poetic update jw.
JamesMichael
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4 posted 08-30-2017 08:48 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Been watching on the news...a true disaster...will be supporting a disaster relief organization...james
Poet In Pink
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Happy to hear you are safe & sound my friend ~ So sorry for all those who are not so lucky ~ Keeping everyone in my prayers ~ Thank you for sharing this   Alana
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6 posted 09-06-2017 12:56 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I'm so glad you're okay! With visions of Ike in my head, I ran. The traveling circus my cats and I made left before Harvey hit - and then watched and waited, hoped and prayed... and cried.

Emotions have been all over the place - you captured the relief and sympathy very well!

And you're right up the road from me!! Howdy, neighbor!
 
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