Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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[Sierra Leone Flood pic from google dot com]

THICK BROWNING
A rich thick browning,
Rich with lives of helpless and hapless,
Mud of Sierra Leone throttling,
No child's play this mix;
Chairs, arms, gasps, in thick browning
And livestock flay,
Where wheels to sailing bouts taking,
A cruel hand, no laughing teeth nor gums,
Tis these flood waters about be muddling,
Sieved through the CNN's and such.
We shudder sadly this rich thick browning
THICK BROWNING © gillena cox 2017


Blog hopping today with

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Flood
Prompted by Susan

29 comments:

  1. rich thick devastating browning --You take me beyond the strained images into the morass. Pow!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Susan, i'm happy you dropped in to read mine

      much love...

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  2. It's very tragic Gillena... we've had a lot of people dying because of the floods in India as well.. I keep wishing for a world in which help and solutions reach places where they are most needed before disaster strikes.

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    1. Yes indeed! Ranjani, hold that thought

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  3. Your words depict so well the tragedy of flooding. Great write!

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  4. Thanks for your appreciation Bev

    Much love...

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  5. Yes, horrifying, that brown river of mud.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Sherry

      Much love...

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  6. The browning may be thick, and it may be rich, but it is also deadly--and that's a pity.

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  7. Very expressive taking you into the reality of the destruction Well written

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  8. Thank you for your appreciation Marja

    Much love...

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  9. How horrifying nature can be. I have never experienced a flood.

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    1. Glad you dropped in Martin

      much love...

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  10. Sadly floods may become more common as we ignore nature's ways thinking we can control everything. Mankind likes to learn the hard way.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Robin

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  11. What a terrible disaster.. eloquently written

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Jae

      uch love...

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  12. We're so helpless in the face of nature's fury. Plight of people so well put: Mud of Sierra Leone throttling,....

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Sumana

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  13. You capture the tragedy of flooding and its consequences so vividly, Gillena!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Sanaa

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  14. Like a gravy teaming with the lives of all who are under water. You made me feel like I was there, Gillena! I'm sorry you are having this terrible time.

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  15. Bekki, I wrote this poem based on News reports. I live in The Republic lid of Trinidad and Tobago

    Thanks for dropping by

    Much love...

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  16. So very sad, so very tragic. All the lives lost, the property swept away. You did an excellent job of writing about that, about the deadliness.

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  17. Thank you for your appreciation Toni

    MUCH LOVE...

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  18. We shudder indeed. Floods are terrible...

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  19. Thanks for your appreciation Anita

    Much love...

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  20. really nice write. You put this reader right in the middle of it.

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