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Alabama Twister April 27, 2011

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Alabama Twister April 27, 2011

Black clouds bury the blue skies of Bama overhead
as monstrous winds wipe out towns of southern plain.
From historic antebellum it left a path of dead
in the midst of hail and drenching down-pouring rain.

Ten hours of terror that held the sweet south in its grip
not yielding to warnings since wind motion was quick.
Leveled houses and buildings with just one long dip
leaving nothing to relish of mementos or red brick.

Toys and papers scattered with the dying whirl twist
sending debris to nearby states in massive claws.
Disaster covers barren- lifeless- ground in hail and mist
while residents view destruction that harshly gnaws. 

Blind darkness filled the night after the storms once seized
bleak clouds clung, still forbidding stars or moon to shine.
Lives spared but tattered beings were left quite uneased
and not rightly sure where tired bodies could now resign.

Despair fills many counties hit by a ravenous wind
that changed a million lives in a fleeted moment.
Winds of majesty can transform, bringing life to an end
along with frazzled minds and souls in much discontent.

Although lives have been altered and turned inside out
friendship and well wishes are given in great abundance.
It will take patience to rebuild quaint rural towns, no doubt
with God’s and friends help, we still have a fighting chance.

“Sweet Home Alabama, you’re home sweet home to me”!

Copyright © 2011  By Caryl S. Muzzey

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  1. Date: 5/9/2011 10:40:00 PM
    CAryl. I have a friend from my high school days who was raised in Alabama and then went back to it after I was her friend, Sheila (Poole) Balk. This makes me wonder if the tornado affected her at all. I enjoyed reading this. HOpe you were not affected badly. But of course all that were there and probably all your state will feel the ramifications of this horror.

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 4:53:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry this morning Caryl. I will be back again soon to read more. May the sun shine down on you and bring great joy to your life now and always. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 10:34:00 PM
    The devastation of the tornado was so well depicted with your words. My prayers for the people of Alabama. Thanks for sharing. Caroline.

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 4:57:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your very well written descriptive work about the storm..Sara