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    Trailer Park Tornado Blues

    by David Knape

    I got the kind of trailer
    that sits on cinder blocks
    but it's prone to decimation
    when a Texas tornado pops

    I hear the wind acomin'
    makin' a fearful whine
    it sounds just like a freight train
    comin' down the line

    The trailer is vibratin'
    although a double-wide
    it's nuthin' but a match box
    and there ain't no place to hide

    Clothes I was awearin'
    just a few minutes ago
    been sucked up in the funnel cloud
    guess I won't need them no mo

    The pit bull known as Ringo
    blew off, I coulda cried
    he left me unexpectedly
    taken for a ride

    While the wind's rotatin'
    misfortune's what it brings
    I harmonize with nature
    as the wild tornado sings

    Blowin' down the trailer park
    down them cotton rows
    blow me down the interstate
    further than I wanna go

    Where I get to stoppin'
    hell if anybody knows
    just hope I'm still in Texas
    and not in Mexico!


    © d.knape

    November 29, 2012
    More "Once Upon A Line" - Light verse and poetry by d.knape
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