Thursday, March 6, 2008

Carol Moore's Mountain Moments for March 5, 2008

Mountain Moments

Traveling behind three cars in the rain
A grey heron flew over
Long legs dangling from outspread wings
Flying out of town
Talking to a friend on the cordless phone
The rain started coming down in sheets
The wind started thrashing
Limbs were being whirled around
Bouncing on the roof
The phone went dead
The electricity went out
Rain continued pelting the earth
When it stopped, we went outside
Limbs lay everywhere
The magnolia tree was split in half
A neighbors shutter was in our yard
A few minutes later
Sirens were heard
Black smoke billowed in the air
Looking down the street a large old tree lay across the road
The neighbors gathered in the street
A storm cell came to Big Stone Gap last night
destroying homes
uprooting large trees
The rescue squad came to our house
wanting to know if we were alright
Asking our names
The high school became a shelter
Red Cross and rescue squads came from neighboring communities
Streets are still blocked off
The sky turned yellow orange after the storm

Carol Ingram Moore
Take time to play, create, and have fun!

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