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Before the Deluge

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Before the Deluge

They’ve closed the schools, they’ve stopped the trains;
They’ve shuttered up the gym.
Evacuations are in place;
The outlook’s kind of grim.

The stores are mobbed, the traffic light,
The grills all brought inside.
The TV stations tell us
Readiness should be our guide.

With bottled water on the shelf
And AA’s up to date,
We gaze out windows, watch the wind
And warily, we wait.

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  1. Date: 10/31/2012 12:52:00 PM
    Sending you good wishes and heart felt support. Love your poems.

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 6:38:00 AM
    and boy aren't you getting it now, ilene, stay safe....like your poem....

  1. Date: 10/28/2012 6:12:00 PM
    We tend to take it for granted that we live in an area with few natural disasters. Thank for giving me pause to appreciate that fact.

  1. Date: 10/28/2012 2:07:00 PM
    Well written! I enjoyed this.