black clouds a'comin

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black cloud a’comin


when I was a boy

I saw a cloud coming

towards our house

racing across the fields

black as my mama’s bible


would it become a twister

or simply bring rain and wind


I called mama and daddy

we rushed to the storm cellar

daddy brought his flashlight

mama brought her black bible


the storm did not become a

twister only rain and wind


we raised the storm door

and went back to the house

daddy with his flashlight

mama with her black bible



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◄ the crazy old woman on Bloody Creek Road

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clyde McCulley

Fri 16th Apr 2021 15:41

yes, I agree. Thanks for liking and critiquing it.

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 16th Apr 2021 14:34

A vivid vignette of facing nature's threat in a land that sees its share
of such things, especially across those vast open spaces between
the mountains where distance sees land and sky appear to
conflict and do battle with each other.

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