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Aftermath Of An EF3 Tornado

Updated on December 18, 2012

The Aftermath

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After The Tornadoes

©LaDena Campbell aka justateacher

This was written the day after an EF 3 tornado hit just a quarter mile from my home. Although this was not the scene from my window, it was the view from someone's window...


I’m looking out my window

Can’t believe what I see

An upside washing machine

A roof in the street

All around is dust and debris

Leaves and branches all around

Insulation and boards and stuff

All littering the ground

I see people walking around

Death warmed over, in shock

I can’t believe how much has changed

Since last evening at ten o’clock

Neighborhoods no longer here

Big businesses wiped away

A whole city changed forever

And it’s only been a day

I see a woman looking

Across the street to a lot

Where her house stood yesterday

A bag of clothes is all she’s got

I see a dog run by

Dragging his leash behind

A man helping another one

Just trying to do something kind

I pull my head back in the window

Look to my left and my right

Everything in my home is undamaged

We made it safely through the night

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      That was so terrible. I do hope that season is over soon and that you continue to be safe.

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      LaDena Campbell 

      6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      teaches -I am just so thankful that in Kansas, no one died from this tornado...and unfortunately,we still have a while to go before the chance for this type of weather is over...we are still in the middle of our tornado season...

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      What a tragedy for those people. Let's hope that the worst of this type of spring weather is over. So happy you came out undamaged from these storms. Thanks for sharing.

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      Mary 

      6 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      OH my that is so awful to go through, thankfully you are OK,

      these storms are so severe already and I hear your Tornado season is just starting? I do hope and pray that no more will come so close again, take care.

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