Mother Nature’s Rage a Haibun for Mindful Poetry April 25, 2012

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Las Vegas, New Mexico. On a small ranch, owned by my Dad; Pete was the foreman. It had been raining hard for three days in the upper mountains. I went to sleep that night on the screened-in porch but was awoken early by Betty, Pete’s wife, yelling, “Richard! Get up, Pete needs your help! There was a twenty-foot wall of water came down the canyon last night.” The devastation was extensive; bridge washed away, fences down, huge boulders in the field and a horse watering tank wrapped around a tree, twenty feet up. We worked for a week cleaning up the ranch.

 

Funeral was Friday

The Preacher and his daughter

The water took them    

 

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RICHARD LYNN LIVESAY - Poet/Artist•Born 1943 Lubbock, Texas, lives in Greenville, SC• Education: U. of Ariz., Lubbock Christian College, Texas Tech U.• Careers: Art, Medical, Transportation, Entertainment• Curr

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