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The Tornado



I had a dream of a tornado
It was ripping through the town
My kids were on a Ferris wheel
And I could not get them down

I had a dream of a tornado
It got a little way too close
But in my dream I felt safe
While drowning in the chaos

I had a dream of a tornado
It was quick and full of grace
As it swept into town quickly
And ripped things from their place

I had a dream of a tornado
And it scares me to this day
Because in the end as it turns out
The tornado was just me

About this poem

As a parent it’s easy to lose control of your emotions. This poem speaks to that space and time when parents lash out in unhealthy ways. Let’s be better parents.

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Written on August 20, 2022

Submitted by mtrujillo7587 on August 20, 2022

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Quick analysis:

Scheme Abxb Axxx Acdc Axxd
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 477
Words 113
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Mary Helen Trujillo

Mary Helen Trujillo was born April 16, 1987, in Denver CO. She is a long-time writer and lyricist, recently published. Though she wears many hats, having gone to school for automotive technology, being an emergency medical dispatcher for over a decade, a mother, daughter, friend and wife, her love for writing and healing through poetry remains strong and deeply rooted. It is in her writing that she finds peace from the busy world and invites everyone to share in her words of love, heartbreak, resilience, tragedy and chaos. more…

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