black cloud a'comin

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic

a poem about living in tornado country as a young boy

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


her bible was as black

as the storm cloud


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



Submitted: April 15, 2021

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