Better Safe Than Blown Away
by Laurie Kolp
Yesterday in my Texas home town,
a fierce tornado came touching down.
While in the checkout line at Wal-Mart,
a friend heard a commotion about to start.
"Tornado- move to the back of the store,"
said the manager in a loud, viscous roar.
So everyone piled in the employee break room,
as glass broke and the roof blew off with a zoom.
When finally allowed to leave in safety,
my friend was amazed at what she did see.
In the parking lot, cars were strewn here and there,
and shopping carts had been mangled while in the air.
"Better safe than blown away," said a child on the roam.
My friend simply nodded as she drove quickly home.