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The Volcano

Updated on September 4, 2013

The volcano shot red streamers

Of molten rock high into the sky,

Ashes looked like a snow flurry,

First indication of its fury,

Life around the volcano would dim,

As red lava came bubbling over the rim,

The lava separated into river streams,

And the hot air was filled

With wild-life screams,

The bubbles would beat,

Each one radiating a horrible heat,

And intensely eager to consume,

Everything crumbled,

In the distance the thunder rumbled,

And the clouds would fall,

But it wasn’t thunder after all,

It was the volcano preparing to heave

Another load of lava,

Showing its worth,

As the lava scorched

And tormented the earth,

The population fears,

As the sky flares,

That volcano hadn’t erupted

In nearly a thousand years.

© 2013 Frank Atanacio

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Superb write, dearest Frank!!!

      Your excellence in writing really shines through, especially, in this poem.

      Voted way up ++++ and sharing

      Well, my sharing buttons are not appearing, will return, I promise :)

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Thank you for showing me the Faith bless you :)

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Good work Frank. I had the pleasure to see live volcanoes over seas and it is a sight of a lifetime.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      that must have been something wayne barrett.. wow

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Came back to share as I said I would do :)

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      oh the faith I have in you LOL

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      LOL, well now, Dearest Frank, I will have "faith" in you to make sure you use the word "faith" in every comment from here on out :) LOL

      God bless you, from You Know Who . . . "Faith" Reaper

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      Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi Frank;

      I’ve never seen a volcano -- sleeping or awake. Your poem is so incredibly vivid and compelling, I’m glad I haven’t. Excellent work.

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      Elias Zanetti 4 years ago from Athens, Greece

      Great poem Frank. Enjoyed the powerfull imagery of your poem about this terrifying manifestation of mother-nature's forces.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      amazing Faith you are all right in my book ( of faith )...:).. Genna East thank you for the visit and Elias Zanetti.. welcome

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      hehehe . . . still have the "Faith" :) no doubts, in you.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      sweet faith :)

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      You made the volcano frightening, deadly and destructive....but also beautiful...I liked this Frank, thanks for sharing buddy:-))

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Hey Valley good to see you bro...:)

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Volcanoes are amazing forces of nature, what a compelling poetic subject! ~Lurana

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks for visiting my Volcano MrsBrownsparlour :)

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Another great read Frank; here's wishing you a wonderful weekend.

      Eddy.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      thanks so much eddy bless you

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Reminds of the Montserrat volcano which I wrote about in one of my travel hubs. Your descriptions are so real. You're simply good!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Msdora thank you so much :)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 3 years ago from West Virginia

      Frank, interesting how you write of the volcano. I know I've said it a hundred times before, but you're such a talented writer, details show no bounds. U the man:) Voted up, awesome, beautiful, and shared on FB.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      thanks the lyric writer :)

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