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Re: [TexasCzechs] Twas the night of IKE!

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  • pfoster
    Thank You, Best Laugh I have had in 3 weeks. paulasmaggie ... From: gbohuslav To: Texas Czechs Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2008 3:16 PM Subject: [TexasCzechs]
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 5, 2008
      Thank You, Best Laugh I have had in 3 weeks.  paulasmaggie
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: gbohuslav
      Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2008 3:16 PM
      Subject: [TexasCzechs] Twas the night of IKE!

      Another perspective of Hurricane IKE!!---Gilbert
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      'Twas The Night Of Ike'

      'Twas the night after Ike
      When all through the state
      Not a gas pump was pumping
      Not a store open late

      All the plywood was hung
      On the windows with care
      Knowing that a hurricane
      Soon would be there

      The children were ready
      With flashlights in hand
      While bands from the hurricane
      Covered over the land

      And mamma with her Mag-Lite
      And I in my cap
      Had just filled the bath tub
      For flushing our crap

      When out on the lawn
      There arose such a clatter
      I sprang from the closet
      To see what was the matter

      The trees on the fence
      And the neighbor's roof torn
      Gave the fear of us dying
      In this terrible storm

      With a little wind gust
      So lively and quick
      I remembered quite clearly
      Our walls weren't brick

      More rapid than eagles
      His courses they came
      And he whistled, and wafted
      And surged all the same

      Off shingles! Off sidings!
      Off rooftops! Off power!
      Down trees! Down fences!
      Down trailers! Down towers!

      In the center of Texas
      He continued to maul
      Screaming Blow Away!
      Blow Away! Blow Away All!

      As wind ripped and tossed
      The debris through the sky
      I peeked out the shutters
      At cars floating by

      So go to the safe-room
      My family did do
      With a portable radio
      And batteries too

      And then, in a twinkling
      I heard on the set
      The end was not coming
      For a few hours yet!

      As I calmed down the kids
      And was turning around
      Through the window it came
      With a huge crashing sound

      A tree branch it was
      All covered in soot
      The wind blew it smack-dab
      On top of my foot

      A bundle of twigs
      Now lay in a stack
      And my living room looks
      Like it was under attack

      The wind - how it howled!
      The storm - very scary!
      Myself and the family
      Were all too unwary

      The dangers of hurricanes
      Are serious, you know
      They are taken for granted
      As Ike did show

      With the winds dying down
      And the danger beneath
      I noticed my tool shed
      Was missing its sheath

      So I grabbed my last tarp
      And nailed it on down
      Then I got in my car
      And I headed to town

      The traffic was difficult
      And stores had no ice
      My five gallon cooler
      Would have to suffice

      Generators were scarce
      Not one left in town
      There were trees on the roads
      And power lines down

      I looked side to side
      No CenterPoint here
      This only resulted
      In compounded fear

      And in the midst of
      This peculiar scourge
      The question of
      The storm eye emerged

      I sprang to the car
      And gave my family a whistle
      Then away we all went
      Like a Tomahawk missile

      You could hear us exclaim
      As we drove out of sight
      'Fare well to this place,
      Austin  seems just right!'

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