(History/Poem) Twisted and Tangled

Twisted And Tangled

 

April 21st, 1967 a day that

To me, in my mind, will always live in infamy

 

This the day an F-4 tornado

Touched down in our hometown

Killing and injuring many

Putting a dark spot on all our history

 

Was about four on Friday afternoon

Down the business twenty corridor it came

Striking the Chrysler Plant about shift change

The Pacemaker grocery store

Highland Hospital and the neighborhoods

But the high school with children filled

Buses lined up, the tornado’s wrath did vent

 

Many a white cross where children

Now lay in rest

It’s not just cars and houses

That such storms tangle and twist

The empty desks within the class

Forever a reminder of our friends

And children that we so deeply miss