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The Current River Responds

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The winds came up in the middle of the night --
Then came the storm with its lightening so bright.
We heard the never ending pounding of the rain
As it hit the rooftops and window panes
Daylight broke but the rain was not through
It rained quite hard for another day plus two.
The current river turned muddy as the water did rise --
And everyone worried, hoping it wouldn't get high --
Everything mobile was moved as the water did creep --
It was said the river might rise another ten feet--

Then during the night, as quick as it had grown --
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