Wednesday, October 25, 2017

DMC: "Tornado" by Kathleen Mazurowski


Rains pelt, winds whip, fears unfold,
turbulent thunder storms brewing,
looking for funnel clouds as the
sky turns a greenish grey.
An eerie quiet

© 2017 Kathleen Mazurowski. All rights reserved.

Click HERE to read this month's interview with Carrie Clickard. Her DMC challenge is to write a poem about a person, place, or thing that spooked you as a child.

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  1. Well done, Kathy! Even though I only remember one tornado scare as a child, there have been plenty of nightmares. I blame The Wizard of Oz for that!

  2. I've been there, Kathy! Living in Missouri we all knew about that scary "greenish-gray" sky and the "eerie quiet". Love your shape, too!

  3. Very clever! I am heading to the basement after reading this.

  4. Oh my goodness-brings back vivid memories of basement huddles.

    I like the format though I sheepishly admit it took me a second (not sure why since it's obvious!)--I was trying to figure out if you had used a poetry form, so I was counting syllables and words and lines to see what you did. :)

  5. This poem takes me to a scary place I have been to. You describe it too well. Love the shape of the verse and how it leads to the conclusion.

  6. Kathy, I'm right there in the eye of your funnel cloud! Thanks for capturing me, and sharing this scary experience and poem. The shape adds to the building disaster.

  7. I grew up in Minnesota and this poem nails it. Perfect. And I love the shape. Great job, Kathy!