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Tornado In Alabama, April 27, 2011

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Tornado In Alabama, April 27, 2011

Oh how furious it was, God sent his power from above.  He let the Black clouds 
and the rain come gushing through our window panes.  Oh what scary a sight to see,
I felt like running, I tried to free me.  The gushing winds blowing so fast, I never
thought I would last.  The winds he sent was meant to be, to warn all of us our
souls need to be free.  

He sent his fury fast and long, we were all surprised where it roamed.  The tornadoes
went from one county to another, sending its wrath, killing, destroying and giving us
trouble.  Cries were heard throughout the night, People screaming and praying with
all their might.

The tornadoes did not stop, they destroyed our lands, and ruined our crops.
The devastation it left on our minds  is here to stay and will never go away.
This is a terrible storm we will never forget, because it lasted a long time and all
of us were upset.  We hoped and prayed it would pass us by, asking and praying
to God, please dont let us die!

We all tried to seek shelter in our homes, before we knew it, everything was gone.
Some of us found ourselves standing outside with nothing hardly for cover, we were
screaming and crying searching for one another.

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  1. Date: 11/27/2013 1:43:00 AM
    Shierly , Thank you for spreading and sharing your kindness. I am very grateful and thankful to all who have been supportive of me one way or another. Your heartfelt words are the main attraction of who you are… Thanks for your inspiring visit. ----- Happy Thanksgiving ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/1/2012 9:29:00 PM
    When life gives us a lesson like this it teaches us to be thankful for what we have and that we still live. You told your story well a job well done. TLee

  1. Date: 3/20/2012 9:34:00 AM
    Such a touching description of the devastation from a tornado. Very moving.

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 7:14:00 PM
    It must have been horrible. I wasn't there until late that night when i arrived on a back road in my rig without power for the last hundred miles I almost run up on a fallen tree. Then the next dayI was stranded in Phil Campbell among the morning calm. The sorrow I felt, but impressive where Alabamians in how the so quickly gathered together to respond to such tragedy. Care to read my poem Alabama nights April 27, 2011.

  1. Date: 2/2/2012 3:11:00 AM
    This poem is beautiful eventhough it coming from a bad time.

  1. Date: 2/1/2012 11:06:00 AM
    I'M FROM DOWN THERE. and am sorry to hear that another tornado has hit recently as well. do you know about Miles?

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 7:59:00 AM
    Very well written story, i enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing :)