black clouds a'comin

entry picture

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

 

 

biblecellarfearstorm clouds

◄ the crazy old woman on Bloody Creek Road

old men and the bamboo house ►

Comments

Profile image

clyde McCulley

Fri 16th Apr 2021 15:41

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

Profile image

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.

If you wish to post a comment you must login.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Find out more Hide this message