A Moment of Silence For The Dying

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A Moment of Silence

 

Update September 28.

I first posted this as A Moment of Prayer for People in the Path of Hurricane Irma.

We have since had Hurricane Maria and now a deadly humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico caused by racism and incompetence.

Americans are dying from stupidity, lies and the Russian attack on the U.S. election.

So I’ve renamed the post.


September 07, 2017

Here is the most recent update from the UK Independent:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/irma-live-latest-updates-hurricane-news-storm-florida-caribbean-islands-damage-landfall-victims-a7931771.html

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Shake Me Loose…but let me sleep

from The Mind of RD REVILO

THE MIND OF RD REVILO

  • Funny, Some People Think
  • War will be different for them
  • They see the deadly destruction
  • But theirs won’t make them a victim
  • They’ll start the fight on Friday
  • Night
  • Then fight
  • Until Sunday
  • Back to work on Monday
  • And if they get injured or hurt
  • The enemy will nurture
  • Them back to work
  • So they can fight some more
  • And even up the score
  • No loss of electricity
  • Water will flow
  • No pain toward victory
  • No disappearance of people they know
  • It’ll be like a picnic
  • Only ants are pests
  • We’ll be in and out quick
  • Unlike the rest
  • Once they knowwe are serious
  • Fear will make the enemy delirious
  • And sue for peace
  • Just beating our chests will scare the beast
  • Our thunderous protests
  • Will make them confess
  • We’ll sing, we’ll cheer
  • The brave will bring up the rear
  • We’ll snarl, our fists we’ll ball
  • We’ll persist, insist…

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The aftermath of the storm. A hurricane story

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Allie Potts Writes

Hurricane Matthew (2016) Hurricane Matthew on October 4th, 2016. Image courtesy of Wikimedia commons There is a storm coming, and for once I’m not being metaphorical. It’s an actual blow you down and knock you around kind of storm. The kind of storm that gets named as if humanizing it will somehow make it any less dangerous.

This isn’t my first hurricane. That dubious honor goes to a storm known as Hugo. I was just a kid at the time and barely paid attention to the fuss made about the storm on the news. Why should I? It formed far away and was impacting people I’d never met. Going to school and playing with my friends were much more important.

The hurricane weakened as it came in contact with land. I was even less concerned. I went to bed that night thinking that while there might be a few gusts and a little…

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