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Hurricane Warning

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Balladeer
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0 posted 09-13-99 08:14 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

It's 5 a.m. and here I am out standing in the rain.
It makes me shutter at the news of mister hurricane.
There's food to get and candles and those batteries, of course
And other little odds and ends to help survive the force.

The boat I'll fill with water lest it turn into a plane.
The hoses and the garbage cans, I must bring in - again.
Drinking water must be filled to help me stay alive,
Vienna sausages by the case will insure I survive.

Seymour's right there down the road. Pepper's right near, too
And I am sure that they are doing these same things I do.
It's a fact of life known to Floridians, one and all,
It's best to be prepared when Mother Nature comes to call.

Fred Hobbs is watching from upstate. Caroline's out there, too.
I wish them all the best and hope that they all make it through.
It seems that Mother Nature never likes to skip a chance
At showing little folks like us, our insignifigance.

So it's off to batten hatches, time to tie possessions down
And, when old Floyd has passed, we'll have to see what's still around.
It's just an inconvenience....just a small calamity
But I've survived Toerag and Suthern - how much worse can this one be?
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WhtDove
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1 posted 09-13-99 08:57 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Oh Balladeer, still such a sense of humor!
I see it on the news, and hope all the best for you guys! We are but specks up against a hurricane. You all will be in my prayers, may God keep each one of you safe!!!!!!
Poet deVine
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2 posted 09-13-99 09:43 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I hear this 'Floyd' character will be there sometime today...you all take care of yourselves. Turn off the computer, hide under the bed! Stay safe! And when it's over and before you do anything else, let us know you're ok!
Lucie
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3 posted 09-13-99 09:48 AM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

If you should be picked up and carried 'cross the coast.
Remember you are welcome at my House, I'll be the host.
Houston is my city and we get plenty of sun.
Just remember if your coming don't forget to bring your gun.


Be safe sweet Balladeer, cause now that I picked on Toe, I don't wanna have to face him alone..hehe
RainbowGirl
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4 posted 09-13-99 09:51 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

I too add my hopes that you will all be kept safe from harm..

HUGS all

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

poetFemmeFatale
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5 posted 09-13-99 09:52 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Yeah, I'm with you 'deer ! I saw it on the news too, and immediately wondered if you were still on the map!!?? I'm thinking of you - HANG ON and come back to us ASAP so we'll stop worrying about you! Don't be flying around out in your boat, now!! Take cover, and take the dog!! Buy extra Alpo ??

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I beckon you to come...I lure you with my tongue... - poet FemmeFatale


Toerag
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6 posted 09-13-99 10:24 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

It's just a small breeze?
You'll handle with ease
But I want ya to know,
You'll be in the prayers of old Toe..

I'll save ya some fruit,
It's got vitamin "T"
Make ya strong as a brute,
Cuz it has my seeds!

Seriously though,
I pray it's not bad,
And get back here soon,
To pester Toerag!

Take care of yourself Balladeer and all the rest of ya on that east coast.....I've been through many down in Mississippi....You'll all be in my thoughts...........
Seymour Tabin
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7 posted 09-13-99 10:32 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer,
Nice poem, I'll see you after it's over, I'm doing the same thing you are, lots of luck.
DBeth
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8 posted 09-13-99 10:40 AM       View Profile for DBeth   Email DBeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DBeth

Take care of yourself down there.(Ever thought about moving inland?) he-he-he!
Your in my thoughts!

Go to a shelter,Take plenty to eat.
Hurricane Floyd you surely will beat.Like everything else, he will come to pass.Then tell him we said to kiss our ??? (buts!)(he-he-he)


Chin up DBeth

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9 posted 09-13-99 11:27 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern


Take care, 'Deer one... and hurry back soon! Believe me, I can sympathize!

[This message has been edited by suthern (edited 09-13-99).]
Sunshine
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10 posted 09-13-99 11:31 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Hugs and prayers sent your way........
LngJhnAg
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11 posted 09-13-99 11:51 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

'Deer

Floyd knows what's good for him,
He'll not take on The 'Deer.
I predict Floyd will turn aside,
And the weather will be clear.

good luck, 'Deer (just in case your reputation hasn't drifted out to the Bermuda triangle yet).
Balladeer
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12 posted 09-13-99 12:10 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

WhtDove, Sunshine and Rainbow, thank you for your thoughts.
DeVine one...not supposed to hit till Wednesday and maybe something good will happen by then.
Lucie....thanks for the offer. Pistol or rifle, or both?
Femme, thanks for the thoughts. Many times, these things are tougher on animals that people.
DBeth, great poem! I'll tell him.
Seymour, please understand if I don't say "drop over" for a few days!
Toe...Thanks for the vitamin T offer but Halloween's getting close and I know you need your pumpkin. Don't worry, I'll be back. There are some vicious people here and I know ya need my protection .
Suthern..I now see you for what you are...and I love every bit of it. Thank you for your concern. I will use all hot air at my disposal which, I agree, is considerable.

Balladeer
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13 posted 09-13-99 12:13 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

LongJohn, from your mouth to God's ear. Thank you, friend.
suthern
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14 posted 09-13-99 12:15 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Oooops... you were only supposed to see the kinder, gentler version... *G*
Billy
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15 posted 09-13-99 01:27 PM       View Profile for Billy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Billy

You take care. I'm already praying for you and your loved ones.
Pepper
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Sir: love the poem.....Good luck to you and Sy too......talk to you when this is all over.........

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Nicole
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Take care sweet 'Deer..and everyone else o'er there too. My roots are in Florida, and you all are in my thoughts along with my family down there. Be safe, and hold tight!
Justbleu
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18 posted 09-15-99 02:27 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

Bless you and everyone else there!!
Thanks for the lovely writing!!

*BACK TO THE TOP WITH YA*

Justbleu

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"Is she living in a dream, Is she playing make-believe???"
Dark Angel
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19 posted 09-15-99 03:07 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Balladeer, Take care my friend,praying for you and your family

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


caroline
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20 posted 09-15-99 05:45 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

So far so good here 'Deer one! I'm off to work this morning, and I'll be thinking of you and Sy and Pepper...Hugs!

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
miriam
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21 posted 09-15-99 05:56 PM       View Profile for miriam   Email miriam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miriam

R U still alive!! I think I read this poem a little too late. My brother is in bootcamp in Georgia and I heard something about it heading that way. As soon as I see another poem posted by you I'll know you're okay.
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22 posted 09-15-99 06:12 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I've been thinking of you lately, 'Deer one! May God bless you and everyone else down in the area.

Sending BIG hugs (and a lot of prayers) down Florida way! Love ya guys!

Love always,

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

Nan
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23 posted 09-15-99 06:42 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

My Deer - I know you'd love to shower me with gifts - but you needn't send me such a tumultous one.....
Pepper
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24 posted 09-15-99 06:52 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

to let you all know.....Floyd missed us completely......thank you for all your good wishes and prayers....they seem to have worked

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
 
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