Red Sky In The Morning

January 21, 2009
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The sky turns a dark shade of red
My heart clenches in fear
In my home town red sky means “Bushfire”
I smell the air, but there is nothing.

The wind picks up and the car cowers and shakes
A strange creature rolls across the road
And beats angrily against the car door
A Tumbleweed!

Then I understand….

It is my first West Texas dust storm
The locals tell me this is nothing but a bit of wind
When you’ve red dirt in your ears and it is raining red mud…
Now that is a dust storm!

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coldav0614 said...
Feb. 6, 2009 at 2:05 am
Wow great poem Gemma you did a fantastic job!
Lreed said...
Feb. 5, 2009 at 9:13 pm
Holy Moley, where did all that talent come from. Keep it up:)
kelwat said...
Feb. 5, 2009 at 9:07 pm
This is amazing! You're so talented!
fjdaskd8929 said...
Feb. 5, 2009 at 8:37 pm
What a wonderful work of literary genius. This is outstanding. I shall remember this excellent poem until the day I pass unto the otherside of the tunnel of spiritual being. I shall even have this magnificant piece of work read at every special occasion that takes place in my life. I will in turn request that my children and their children do the exact same. This piece should be placed in a book, like a history book.
SamWalton said...
Feb. 5, 2009 at 8:36 pm
omgsh this is the most awsome story about aussies ever...I think its very inspiring and you make me want to see Austrailia like alot lol. <3 Keep up the good work.
bailey said...
Feb. 5, 2009 at 8:34 pm
gemma. i love it sweetie.
it is so real, and such a cute depiction of the hub =]
AussieLoverNamedQuinn said...
Feb. 5, 2009 at 8:32 pm
Gemma love, your poem is fabulous :)
Trish said...
Feb. 5, 2009 at 8:28 pm
this was amazingly descriptive. Our dust storms do get pretty bad, lol.
phoenixlord said...
Feb. 5, 2009 at 8:27 pm
this is a really good poem gemma, i didnt think that you never have seen one of our dust storms before, it is funny because it felt almost the same way when i moved to Texas and saw my first dust storm too
Sid said...
Feb. 5, 2009 at 3:37 am
This poem made me laugh out loud.

I was able to see the dark and terrible dust storm through the eyes of an Australian Native.

I am sure that I would be just as frightened if I were swimming in the Great Barrier Reef!

Thank you for a fun and descriptive filled slice of Aussie Humor!

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