WRITING 201: Evacuate

Oh so dark sky

in a starless night

Still I brave the road

with a single flickering light

Oh so cold water

bathe my tired feet

Still I pursue our lane

flooded at 3 meters deep

Oh why so quiet

usually noisy neighbors?

Still I head home, and

saw a scene I will not savor.

Oh so quick

we have to move.

Still the flood rises high

in fast, full groove.

——

©2015 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

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In response to Writing 201 Day 7 assignment:

Day 7: Neighborhood, Ballad, Assonance

What do you think about when you think about your neighborhood?

Whether it’s your block, a favorite store or coffeeshop, or just a general sense of community (or lack thereof), keep today’s poem local, within the radius of a leisurely stroll from your home.


I re-imagined that fateful October night when we are forced to evacuate due to flood.

It was unforgettable, not just for me and my family but to our whole community.

~

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68 thoughts on “WRITING 201: Evacuate

    1. Yay! Thank you, Clarissa. 🙂 I think, this is just the effect of the writers that I usually read. I have read for a lot of times that writers should write with brevity and as simple as possible. 🙂 So I just do it. 🙂
      And, I am not also fond of too wordy pieces. I write as if I am the only reader of my piece that’s why I write pieces that I myself will really read. 🙂

      Thank you, again! I know you can do better than me! 😀

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      1. Yay! Me too! I used to write poems before but not in English! But I am enjoying the course.

        Oh yes! I was actually promoted. My boss tasked me to hold a really big company’s PR. The task is actually daunting but I hope I can do it! 🙂

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  1. That was an absolutely beautiful poem, Rose Marie! Your style is becoming streamlined — and the poem is filled with a lovely set of rhymes and images . My favorite lines:
    “Still I brave the road
    with a single flickering light.”

    That must have been terrifying!
    Was it Haiyaan? (I thought Typhoon Haiyaan was in 2013.)

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    1. Oh thank you, Vijaya! Coming from a very good poet as you are, your words are really elating!

      Oh no. It is not Haiyan. Haiyan is sadly far more disastrous than our experience that I have told in this poem.

      Thank you again, Vi!

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