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MURRAY COUNTY POETRY

Poems by Murray Poets and Poems About Murray County
THE CYCLONE OF GEORGIA
by Waymon R. Roberts

    NOTE: The storm, which hit Murray and Whitfield Counties in March 1932, was called a tornado by some, a cyclone by others. This poem appeared in the April 28, 1932 issue of The Dalton Citizen

In Whitfield County, Georgia
Near the Murray County line,
A Tornado came a-sweeping,
And to pray they had no time.
It was on one Monday evening,
Just about 8:10 o'clock,
Perhaps they said, "Lord-a-mercy,"
As their homes began to rock.

A brave little boy tells the story,
After the cyclone passed them by;
He was blown some foreign distance,
Heard his mother's wounded cry.
He covered her with a blanket,
Which was a brave deed, you know;
But she's gone up yonder,
Onto that golden shore.

Oh, dear people, do take warning,
Listen to this awful fate;
There's coming another cyclone,
And it may be then too late,
Let us live this life for Jesus,
So we can enter through the gate;
For the time is a-coming on,
At the fastest kind of rate.


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