Saturday, April 13, 2013

Herb Siegel

 (Hurricane Sandy, October-November 2012)

Bathed in the harsh night light,
streams on green table tops,
life’s chips stacked on station,
each pile from different pots.

“Sandy” with wind and brimstone,
stripped all of house and home,
displaced people, heat, gas,
her wrath a fury unknown.

Until a snow storm came
for added misery,
on our Election Day,
and anniversary (57th).

Joan, Jon, Steph, and Dana
shone their light on other’s pain
with tender, loving care
sheltered from snow and rain.

The storm of the century
vs. care of family, friends,
and America to
survive assuredly.

Like a five-card hold ‘em game,
everybody’s all in.
Somber, anxious players.
The pot, we shared a win.

--Herb Siegel Dedicated to Joan, Jon, Steph, and Dana Mori

The Summer Gazebo Readings are held each Monday evening at 7pm in June, July & August. Each evening 4-5 authors and poets share their work from our Gazebo on Schoolhouse Green in Oceanside, NY. SGR is produced by the Kiwanis Club of Oceanside. Funds raised through sponsorships help send underprivileged kids to Kamp Kiwanis each summer. This summer marks our 7th season!

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