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Our Reasons for the big Move

Story ID:8204
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Story
Location:Corona Ca USA
Year:2012
Person:Chelsea Kansas Kid
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Our Reasons for the big Move

Our Reasons for the big Move

Years ago,
Back in “58”
A tornado
Moved us out of the state,

Of Kansas
Due to my Lilapsophobia
I sold our house
Moved to California

Bought a home
On Michelson street
A Cul De Sac
O so neat

Scott and Lori
Our “two”
No more fear
Of the winds that blew

2

Death and destruction
In my Kansas home town
Michelson street, was
A great place to settle down.

As I worked the late shift
About the kids and my wife
Being blown away
In the middle of the night

I knew they were safe
Snuggled up in their bed
Dreaming beautiful dreams
No tornado warning sirens to dread.

Now in my eighties
What did I prove?
Did I do the right thing?
Make the right move?

Here in my room
As I settle back in my chair
I come to the conclusion
I really don’t care.

Monte L. Manka 7-29-12