Pray For The Dead

Hysteria was absent for awhile
As hurricane Irma spiraled ashore
The hollow eye passed us mile after mile
'Til the kaleidoscope began once more

Thoughts of the apocalypse came to mind -
All that we saw or could see was in flight
Our eyes closed - afraid of what we may find
In that chaotic scene of dark and light

A perpetual cry soon swept the room
As the cold floodwaters began to rise
It was clear that this was to be our doom
And the storm's cacophony drowned our cries

When the sun shines, say a prayer for the dead
As my last thoughts are better left unsaid

9/12/2017
For contest Eight Word Challenge for John Hamilton

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Date: 9/30/2017 1:19:00 PM
Larry, CONGRATULATIONS on your placement with this wonderful and emotional poem!
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 9/30/2017 10:11:00 PM
Thanks for the kind words!..they are much appreciated!..Larry
Date: 9/28/2017 12:38:00 PM
Another well written poem Larry, you always seem to pop up in the winners circle, another fine win!
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 9/28/2017 1:45:00 PM
Thank you, John...A fun challenge as usual from you!
Date: 9/12/2017 8:26:00 PM
Nice. Good topic for a sonnet. This is a great example of how art imitates life. Thanks for sharing..............peace!
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 9/12/2017 9:47:00 PM
Thank you for the meaningful comment, Richard. I appreciate it.
Date: 9/12/2017 3:45:00 PM
Excellent well written and expressed poem Larry. Yes, you have all been in our prayers and will continue to be !
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 9/12/2017 9:46:00 PM
Thank you, Heidi!
Date: 9/12/2017 3:14:00 PM
Amen! We experienced Hurricane Irma here in Jacksonville. We still have a lot of flooding and downed trees. 150,000 people still without power. I will continue to pray for all those affected by Irma. Nicely penned, Larry!
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Larry Bradfield
Date: 9/12/2017 3:23:00 PM
I lived in Jacksonville in 1980 before moving to Orlando for 12 years. I can imagine the St Johns River out of its banks.God Bless you, Julie