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  •  On this Christmas day (4+ / 0-)
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    Brecht, Avila, bigjacbigjacbigjac, aravir

    Tornadoes rage in Gulf Coast states
    And snow and ice elsewhere
    Our travel plans are all messed up
    (But some folks do not care)
    Perhaps this means they can stay home
    (Which was their fondest wish)
    To dine on simple Christmas meals
    A favorite family dish

    Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it... in summer school.

    by cassandracarolina on Tue Dec 25, 2012 at 03:11:50 PM PST

    •  This is fitting. The weather is severe, in many (3+ / 0-)
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      jabney, cassandracarolina, aravir

      such as my home town,
      where it's about 20 degrees,
      all day,
      and down to ten,
      Wednesday morning.

      I put the dogs out,
      no more than an hour at a time,
      then back in.

      Wichita winters
      are usually much milder than this.

      in Kansas
      are hard to convince
      on global warming
      and climate change,
      since we often have severe weather,

      But the new climate
      is a pattern
      of all severe weather
      that's always been,
      is simply more and more severe.

      That's why I'm concerned about famines,
      since this is the bread basket
      of the world,
      and climate change
      is hitting hardest here,
      according to
      Munich Re,
      the re-insurance company.

      I know,
      I turned a great comment,
      about nice meals at home,
      into a chance for another rant.

      Thanks for reading,
      and posting poetry.

      I was at a Chinese restaurant,
      and could not be here live.

      I was hoping for a few poets,
      or thoughtful commenters
      to exchange thoughtful words.

      You did your part.

      Thank you.

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