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Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA

0 posted 09-17-99 12:32 AM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

The rain outside is howling as it mixes with the wind
The branches are flying as the Wrath of Floyd begins
Only one tree has fallen so far and it keeps us all blocked in
And branches hit the van and crashed the windshield in
I sit in the basement corner, with candles all around
And hope and pray that floyd never touches ground
When the tv was working many hours past
The site of my Chesapeake Bay, made my heart step aback
Four more hours of torture that we must sit and wait
Please Dear Lord let my son and husband not be out to late
Its lonely as is frightening here, for me and my youngest son
I can only pray that Floyd has done the worst,
and no more will come
I chill at the sound of silence and begin to look around
Just then is when the winds stir up and things are flying all around
I just saw an umbrella fly, from my neighbors yard,
and it hit the south side of my house from the sound it hit it hard
I'm trying to be thankful that's all that hit
But still inside I'm praying that Floyd will soon quit
Must gather all my courage and reserve all my strength
Cleaning and rebuilding is ahead of us I think
Thank God the roofs not leaking and the basements nice and dry
Thank God for my husband who keeps the gutters clean,
its not leaking down inside my house a sight so many have seen
Well its 1:33 and quiet and that should make me glad
But the weather men have stated we have not yet seen the bad
Many times I've heard this saying and I took it all in stride
The quiet before the storm ..
I think I'll go now and hide..
See ya later I hope.

Happy to report...
from Southern Maryland survived
Floyds 10"

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since 06-05-99
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Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA

1 posted 09-17-99 12:49 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Way to go, Tori! To go through a catastrophe writing about it is the mark of a true poet. I hope the damage was minimal and everyone is safe. Your courage is overwhelming.
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since 08-19-99
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2 posted 09-17-99 03:32 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

yes, glad you made it Tori.Hope your damage was minimal....


May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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3 posted 09-17-99 03:38 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Tori: I'm with Balladeer ... ..Be safe and take care...


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

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since 09-15-99
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Newport Beach, CA, USA

4 posted 09-17-99 03:40 AM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

I can only imagine how terrifying it might be, out here we only have to deal with earthquakes :-) and by the time we know to be terrified it's over!It is good to turn that energy to creative purpose though and you described your experience well...Brava!

"We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion.....the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"
--John Keating, Dead Poets Society
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5 posted 09-17-99 08:08 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Tori I'm so glad to hear you made it through!!!!
I hope you don't have to fix much! The Good Lord watching over you! That must of been terrifying, I'm glad you could put into words! Nicely done my friend!
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6 posted 09-17-99 08:19 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

With the rest
I wish you the best.
I enjoyed the poem.
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since 07-29-99
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on the threshold of a dream

7 posted 09-17-99 09:23 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Living my entire life in Louisiana and Texas, I've been through hurricanes and tornadoes and cleaned up after them... Great poem!
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Glen Hope, PA USA

8 posted 09-17-99 09:34 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Glad to hear you made it through alright Tori!!

"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
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