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Clouds of Ash

Ash is displayed in massive cloudy form Looking like what’s coming is a large storm Black clouds of ash bursts upwards to the sky Clouds all shine from the sun, casting red dye Crash, the volcano erupts to begin Sending ash into the heavens again Cloudiness form with black on the bottom Red exploding on the top of the gloom Swirling around, the thick clouds move downwind It’s blocking sight, not knowing what it sends Coming along explosions erupting Destroying the sky and what’s enchanting One moment to the next, fear is sky high As ash billows expulsing a grand sigh
Russell Sivey Contest: any poem under 15 lines Sponsor: SKAT - OZ 7/14/2013

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  1. Date: 7/16/2013 4:29:00 PM
    Reads like winning material to me..Being in an area where a volcano erupted would be a very eerie experience..Thanks for the visits to my work..The Chihuahua seems to love the cat and likes to give her ears a bath..The cat seems to know she is harmless and enjoys her company..The cat misses her mother who was killed by our son's Patterdale..The mother was trying to protect her baby..Sara

  1. Date: 7/16/2013 2:22:00 PM
    Scary, yet powerful. Now, I have this urge to see the Dante's Peak movie. lol Excellent job!

  1. Date: 7/16/2013 7:53:00 AM
    On my island we don t have volcanoes but We have Etna as our neighboir..You described the scene so well indeed

  1. Date: 7/16/2013 5:43:00 AM
    Great expressive poem my dear friend! Of course it was a winner in the contest. Sorry, I haven't been very active lately with our move and all but I do hope your accident wasn't too serious. My heart goes out to you and your family. Your good friend Jack

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 9:45:00 AM
    This is another stunning write from you my dear friend and one of my faves! It reminds me of the volcanoes back in our country. It's really scary. An excellent write indeed which have delighted me so much tonight. Thank you so much for sharing & best wishes to you & your love ones. Sending you my loving prayers. I hope you & your family can recover from those injuries the soonest possible time. Take care always! God bless! love lots and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 8:15:00 AM
    Russell I just watched a movie on a volcanic eruption. The ash sky suffocating out life once lived. Powerful write. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 10:22:00 PM
    wow, Russell, it is an amazing poem I agree, congrats on your win. stopping by to say good night. LOVE *LINDA

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 10:02:00 PM
    congratulations Russell,thank you for the awesome poem ;-) Enjoy my latest blog if you like. Always loving and enjoying the soup ~ skat ~

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 7:14:00 PM
    Hi Russell; This is a good poem. i have never seen a Volcano and I hope I never will. There is one I Mexico that is erupting right now. Thanks for sharing.... lucilla

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 10:46:00 AM
    Very captivating poem Russell...every word bringing anticipation of the next! Sorry about your happy everyone is dad..all three brothers and a nephew were in a t-bone wreck totaling both cars on the fourth of July..thank God no one seriously hurt...we celebrated a little more intimately this year....take care

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 10:40:00 AM
    This piece is a poetic spin, russell.. i like the visual appeal of your sonnet; very strong and beautifully written...what a raging storm of a work!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 7:52:00 AM
    Yes...sometimes life just erupts like a volcano. Very descriptive write. So sorry to hear about the accident, Russell, but so thankful lives were spared.....God bless.