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Saturday, 30 June 2007

THE GREAT FLOOD

I WAS AWOKEN IN THE EARLY HOURS TO THE SOUND OF RAIN,

WIND WAS HOWLING, GALE FORCE STRENGTH, RATTLING MY WINDOW PANE,

LITTLE DID I KNOW THAT DAY WOULD BE MY WORSE NIGHTMARE,

RAIN WAS LASHING, RIVER'S BULGING, CHAOS EVERYWHERE,

CARS ABANDONED,PEOPLE WADING THROUGH SEWAGE RIDDEN WATERS,

PEOPLE STRANDED IN THEIR WORKPLACE,THIS STORM HAD REALLY CAUGHT US,

SHOPPERS DESPERATE TO GET HOME SAFELY, TO THEIR NICE WARM BEDS,

HELICOPTER'S PLUCKING WORKMEN FROM COLLAPSING SHEDS,

HELPLESS VICTIMS WINCHED TO SAFETY, ALL SEEKING SAFE REFUGE,

THE SCALE AND DEVASTATION CAUSED, WAS ABSOLUTELY HUGE,

MOBILE PHONELINE'S PUSHED TO THE LIMIT,NO-ONE COULD GET THROUGH,

TO CHECK THEIR FAMILIES ALL WERE SAFE AS THE WATERS GREW AND GREW,

HOUSES LOSING POWER SUPPLY,NO TV TO WATCH THE NEWS,

JUST SAT IN DARKNESS,SHOCKED AND BEWILDERED,THEY REALLY HAD NO CLUES,

RIVERS SWELLING, BURST THEIR BANKS,WALLS AND BUILDINGS CRUMBLE,

NOTHING IN IT'S PLACE ANYMORE,THE CITY'S ONE BIG JUMBLE,

MANY HEROES WERE SEEN THAT DAY,THEY WERE ALL SO EASY TO FIND,

WHO SAID CHIVALRY WAS LONG DEAD,HAVE FAITH IN YOUR MANKIND,

THIS DAY IN JUNE,WE WILL NEVER FORGET,OR THE MEMORIES OF THOSE LOST,

WE NEED TO HAVE MORE DEFENCES AGAINST THIS FLOODING, AT ALL COST,

EVERYTIME I SEE A RAINDROP,I'LL THINK BACK ON THE DAY,

THE RAIN CAME DOWN TO WASH US OUT BUT SHEFFIELD'S HERE TO STAY.

 

8 comments:

cgtperkins said...

wOW, Im glad you are safe and sound!
Hugs
Carrie

nightmaremom said...

Pat
I just got goose bumps.  As I watched the news footage here I cried.  I wanted so bad to know you were all ok.  My heart said yes, but what damage?  Where you together?  When Ste logged on yesterday my heart jumped.  I am so glad you guys are ok.  Things can be replaced, but you're right you will always remember.  Our storm back in Oct will always be rememberd.
love you and I'm so glad you are all safe!  Now the rain needs to stop
hugs
d
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astoriasand said...

I THOUGHT OF MANY IN J/LAND BATTLING THE FLOODS AND SOME OF MY FAMILY LIVE IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE TOO .SO I HAD EXTRA NEED FOR WORRY.I DID A POSTING ON THE FLOODS  IN RHYME OF COURSE LAST TUESDAY.GOOD TO READ YOU ARE ALL SAFE AND WELL.TAKE CARE GOD BLESS.KATH
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

pharmolo said...

Good to see you back on-line. And you're quite right, community spirit came to the fore during this episode. Hope it's up all the way now for Sheffield.

ukgal36 said...

You know I was watching the news and worrying about you guys...I am glad everyone is okay..must have been awful...you did a good job expressing yourself in this poem...
lyn

seraphoflove9001 said...

Oh...that just gave me chills! Just glad that you are alright.
Lisa

sneezy7125 said...

I was so worried about all of you when we saw news of it here... my thoughts immediately went to you and Stevie, and whether you were together, and safe.
Chilling poem, but very nice. And as I said before, thank goodness you're alright.

Morgan
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http://journals.aol.com/Sneezy7125/RandomThoughts

steviemoore83 said...

This is brilliant Mum.

Why am I struggling to write my own songs when my Mum can write them for me? lol!

Love ya

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