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Black Sunday {Personification in Couplet form}

I was as high as the eyes could see
A giant dark cloud of pure misery

I seemed to roll as one with the wind
A giant black wall that had no end

I stripped the land and left it bare
Of the lives I destroyed, I didn’t care

Those who stayed I covered in dust
As their children died I broke their trust

From my hell many families did flee
Left to wander homeless in misery

I changed the word these words are true 
Black Sunday brought darkness on you

I didn't see any direct link but just goggle
pictures of the dust bowl and you will see
what i have written for Brian's Contest.
The Dust Bowl - Alexandre Hogue - 1937

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 4/20/2009 1:12:00 AM
An interesting write, I shall delve further into your works. Thankyou for your kindness of commenting 'Serenade', great to see you stop by. Have a great week, kindest thoughts, Anna-Marie.
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Date: 4/18/2009 3:57:00 AM
Hi Michael, from the comment below you won a competition with this poem. Love the way that you put yourself as the eye of the storm. It gave the storm a character role. Sad when you think about it and know that it really happened. Hugsss Michael.
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Date: 4/13/2009 6:30:00 AM
Epic tragedy in somber tones, Michael; expressive of the original work to be sure! Congratulations on the win in Brian Strand's PICTURE PERFECT contest. Warm regards, John.
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Date: 4/12/2009 1:17:00 AM
Thank youqavne for your welcome blog comment Michael.Rgds Brian
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Date: 4/11/2009 11:35:00 AM
My warmest congratulations to you Michael, on this masterful written piece...Raul
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Date: 4/11/2009 9:46:00 AM
Michael, Your so deserving of your win..This is sad and we need to be reminded of what happened back then. BG
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Date: 4/11/2009 8:24:00 AM
Michael, and it is with great pleasure I congratulate you on your awesome win in Brian's contest! I am getting started quite late today, overslept because of a sleepless night the night before, but a few things I want to say. I was hoping to find answers within comments on my latest poem, and yours Michael, touched me deeply and made beautiful sense. In fact, I keep reading it over and over again. Also so happy to read your beautiful blog, I will comment a little later on. Love you YF4L Shar
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Date: 4/11/2009 8:21:00 AM
Well done, Michael!! You took an unusual, sad look at the contest ...and made us feel !! ~ Congratulations! love, Carrie
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Date: 4/11/2009 8:02:00 AM
Congratulations on your 3rd place win, Michael! This is excellent and I am honored to share this place with you! Love and best wishes always! Love, Robin
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Date: 4/11/2009 2:45:00 AM
Wow! You handled that one very well. Congratulations on your success in Brian Strand's Picture Poem contest.
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Date: 4/11/2009 1:30:00 AM
Congrats on your success in my contest Michael my next contest FANFARE is now open.Rgds Brian
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Date: 4/9/2009 1:22:00 PM
Amazing write Michael, the dust bowl hurt us too. I live in Oklahoma and you did an amazing job. My hat's off to you for this one...Raul
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Date: 4/9/2009 10:31:00 AM
You write of things outside my expereince and bring me into them ... good write.
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Date: 4/8/2009 10:00:00 AM
Excellent poem. Those pictures are awsome. Kirstie
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Date: 4/8/2009 12:44:00 AM
Thank you for supporting my contest Michael, but please indicate the painting/artist you are describing.Rgds Brian
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Date: 4/7/2009 7:06:00 PM
Youve nailed it Michael..wonderful. Bg
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Date: 4/7/2009 4:06:00 PM
This is amazing! Very good write! Julie
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Date: 4/7/2009 3:04:00 PM
A very heartful and wonderfully written write Michael, of a moment in time which shifted many lives, unto and upon a path for they and their children to come~such has been the endless stories of humankind, since the beginning of days....I hope that You and Your loved ones are doing beautifully Brother!!!?:):)~"Excellent Write Michael!!!:):)~"My Love Always & Forever To You All, John!!!":):) Bye ~
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Date: 4/7/2009 1:20:00 PM
Wow, what an intriguing phenomena to write about! Your personification is awesome, as I did google the pictures and was horrified by what I saw. Awesome piece Michael, Brian will have a tough time judging this contest. Good luck! Love, Shar
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Date: 4/7/2009 1:02:00 PM
This inspired me to look for those pictures...and although I have always heard about those bitter days, to see the photos, made it more heartbreaking. You have done justice to this time with your outstanding poem. (And thank you Michael, for some wonderful comments on my poems, it means a lot coming from your kind heart). love, Carrie
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Date: 4/7/2009 12:16:00 PM
well written, I did not know about this story until now. hope you are ok from diane
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Date: 4/7/2009 12:05:00 PM
Michael, I just looked at those pictures..My God such a horrible sight..I never heard of The Dust Bowl before. The 1930s was devastating and it seemed like it started out in one place and then stretched out over many areas. So thick that it covered the sun..and everything else in it's path.This was very interesting, Nice use of personification here.I seem to be finding out more and more about history...Great Write Michael, got me researching here.~Best Wishes in the contest~GB YF4L, Tyesha
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Date: 4/7/2009 11:50:00 AM
Hi Michael. I just Googled. Very interesting. The ugly 1930's. Nice personification. Good luck in Brian's contest. Love, iolanda
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Date: 4/7/2009 11:45:00 AM
wow MJ a very nice write
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