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The spring rains were relentless

The house struggles
to keep its roof above water
The Gasconade river
smashes it into oaks
that slash the walls
slice the roof

The house thrashes
rips a telephone pole
out by its root
crashes
boards swirl 
splinters in brown sludge

The round eye
of the satellite dish
does not blink
before drowning

5/2/2017

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Date: 7/26/2018 9:24:00 PM
An exciting write, Agnes. Well penned.
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Date: 5/19/2017 8:45:00 PM
This is NO birthday cake write... it says a great deal in so few words. The personification really works... and the last image makes it all so human. I have an idea. I'd like to write an "after" poem .. inspired by your style. I love your brevity and its so hard for me as a chatterbox poet. So, I'm going to try something different...
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Date: 5/12/2017 5:24:00 PM
Sound like, you have violent spring showers. Stay safe!! Great job though!
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 5/12/2017 8:08:00 PM
Thanks, Jeremy. Yes, the rains were torrential this year.
Date: 5/8/2017 2:50:00 AM
Agnes, I agree with Andrea. It always makes a poem memorable if you have a great last line! This one is superb! 7 ; )
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 5/9/2017 8:25:00 PM
Thank you, Connie. If I only could make the middle as good as the end :)
Date: 5/7/2017 12:13:00 AM
wow, GREAT descriptive writing and the last line is KILLER
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Date: 5/9/2017 8:25:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea. I am happy with the end, but need to work on tightening the middle of the poem a bit.
Date: 5/3/2017 8:25:00 AM
A powerful force of nature..Nicely penned Agnes
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Date: 5/9/2017 8:24:00 PM
Thank you, Joseph.
Date: 5/3/2017 5:37:00 AM
Really nice Agnes and frightening and I know, I can relate to this. I experienced a devastating flood many year ago where I live. The power of water and nature is amazing and at times very destructive
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 5/9/2017 8:24:00 PM
Thanks, Chris. We just had the highest river level in a century in some places here.
Date: 5/2/2017 9:07:00 PM
Great images in this poem, Agnes! Look the last stanza especially. :)
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 5/2/2017 9:48:00 PM
Thank you, Laura.
Date: 5/2/2017 8:04:00 PM
I love water but only below the neck! Great write, Agnes!
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 5/2/2017 9:48:00 PM
Thanks, White Wolf.
Date: 5/2/2017 7:12:00 PM
Such a powerful write and we cannot compete with the power of nature Agnes. Really love that final stanza!:-) hugs Jan xx
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 5/2/2017 9:48:00 PM
Thanks, Jan. I saw a video of a house floating down the river - unbelievable.
Date: 5/2/2017 7:05:00 PM
Bonsoir Agnes, you so vividly describe the scene that it almost leaps out of the page. We finally got to see the sun shine today in MO:) Amitiés
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 5/2/2017 9:44:00 PM
Yes, we did!