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EF2 tornado hit Revere Monday morning

My Poem of the Day

July 28, 2014


This morning when I woke up

The sky was bright and cheery

As the moments passed

I heard the winds talking

Gathering up their strength

The sun ran for cover

The sky turned a mystical gray

There was a stillness in the air

Suddenly there was a chill to the air

Things outdoors started to toss about

The rain poured down forcefully

Trees ripped from the ground flying about like lost umbrellas

Landing on houses and cars

Houses are obliterated in seconds

People run for shelter unknowing of their fate

Screams of voices without faces

I close my eyes tightly and cover my ears

My hearts pounding

My bodies shaking

I’m counting the seconds that might be my last

As I start to pray

The warmth of the sun starts to heat upon my face

There’s no longer the sound of the beating wind

Things no longer fly about the sky

I’m sad to say things no longer look the same

Once I bravely open my eyes

Some houses made it

Houses no longer have an address

Houses that are now just a shell

Trees lay flung about like scattered bricks

An oil tanker sits in the river like a soggy pillow

So much lost

Not much will ever be the same

Another clean-up starts

Send your prayers for miracles

and helping hands

Maybe together

We can all begin again

Bye hungry Tornado

Sorry you felt the need to come our way

Copyright 2014 Tornado©

By Felina Silver Robinson

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning

Roads turned to rivers as storm moves through

Storm uprooted trees, knocked down fence


Roads turned to rivers as storm moves through

Wellesley MA

Stoneham MA


When it is sunny outside

It makes me smile for a long while

When the clouds appear

I feel moody and uncertain

When it’s dark and gloomy

It makes me feel gloomy too

When it rains outside

It makes me want to dance in circles as I did when I was a girl

My favorite weather day is a bright, cool, autumn day

With leaves changing color still upon the trees

and fallen leaves scattered about the sidewalk

I love to hear the leaves crunch under foot as I walk on by

The worst weather day is like the one we had today

When your TV sounds the warning bulletin

That there’s a threat of a tornado and everyone must find shelter

I pray until the warning expires

But then it starts to thunder and the lightning crackles across the darkened sky

As if having a sword fight with a worthy opponent

Oh how I long for a clear blue sky

Copyright 2014 Weather© Felina Silver Robinson

A Mini Poem


The weather is dark and gloomy, my hearts racing, my chest is aching, fear takes over, where’s my bravery?

Copyright 2014 Weather© Felina Silver Robinson


Tornado warnings issued for Suffolk, Middlesex, Worcester counties

Tornado near Minot, North Dakota on May 26, 2014 injured several people in an oil workers camp and tore apart numerous trailers, officials said

1. Stirring up forgotten lead: Smelters across US at risk from tornadoes, floods, quakes

2. Water quality tests data shows elevated lead levels in Toronto homes

Thirteen per cent of household water tests conducted in Toronto over the past six years showed unsafe levels of lead.

Mark Haan and his wife Mariela and 10-year-old son Michael live in an East York home with lead water service. They want to replace the old pipes but cannot afford it.

3. Virus experiments risk unleashing global pandemic, study warns

Benefits of scientific testing in the area are outweighed by risks of pathogenic strains spreading round world, say researchers

Dr. Terrence Tumpey examines specimens of the 1918 pandemic influenza virus in the US

Scientists examine specimens of the 1918 pandemic influenza virus in the US. Photograph: Reuters


Rio 2016 Olympics: Sailors warned over sewage-infested waters, dog carcasses and even ‘human corpses’ in Guanabara Bay

 Five years after Brazil won its Olympic bid, athletes have condemned the site of the Olympic sailing and windsurfing events as a ‘dump’

5. Hungry for a helping of test tube meat? Maybe you should be

Cultured meat

Lab-cultured meat, raised from stem cells, may provide the world with a plentiful, ecologically beneficial and humane source of protein, scientists say. (Krista Simmons / For The Times)

6. Probe finds scant oversight of chemical plants

7. Charismatic Minifauna

Will We Still Have Fruit if Bees Die Off?

Whole Foods Market produce department without items dependent on pollinator populations. (PRNewsFoto/Whole Foods Market)

8. In Utah Boom Town, a Spike in Infant Deaths Raises Questions


9. I Don’t Want To Be Right


10. Tons of drowned livestock pose health threat in flood-hit Balkans; army decontaminates areas

The Associated Press

11. Timely cleanup unlikely at state’s hazardous waste sites

Thousands of waste sites have slim chance of cleanup

12. N.C. panel OKs criminalizing disclosure of chemicals in fracking

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