Vic

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Its outer bands, emissaries of destruction
A broad swath, it struck with merciless glee
Funnel clouds spawned, trees uprooted
Roofs blown, houses leveled with impunity!
Then the heavens gushed; sheets of rain from
Pregnant skies; fields of grain now a sea!
And the rivers rose above swollen banks;
Swift currents gave not even the rich, immunity!
 
Hundred miles south, the eye of the storm
With powerful sustained winds, it slammed ashore
With even mightier gusts, lifting a water wall
Toppling shuttered dwellings with a mighty roar
Boats found atop abandoned cars miles inland,
Avenues became rivers, street signs are no more;
Flood waters rise as torrential rains kept coming!
Devastation; disaster never seen before!
 
Yet from space, the storm looked benign
Even innocent; with puffy clouds, like cotton balls;
Swirling around an eye, a pinwheel quite beautiful
And across several hundred miles, it sprawls!
Alas! There’s danger in its beauty, from atop unseen
Its power leaves nothing standing, not even walls
Lives forever altered, futures compromised
The past just memories, whenever one recalls!
 
09-08-2017
Copyright Vic A Evora

A tribute to all the survivors of Hurricane Harvey. Houston Strong! Texas Proud!

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Charlotte B. Williams
over 1 year

Yes, this was really something, and your description is quite profound. thank God for all the lives and families that were spared in this one, and the more recent one in Florida.

Vic
Vic
over 1 year

Thanks so much Charlotte... Glad you like it.

Delilah
over 1 year

You truly captured the 'eye' of the storm! beautifully described- stay safe !

Vic
Vic
over 1 year

Thanks Laila. I'll try. And you - stay yourself, OK?

Delilah
Delilah
over 1 year

@Vic: Thanks Vic, and I'll try ... xx

Nelson D Reyes
over 1 year

Beauty and the Beast! "..beautiful pinwheel puffy clouds...swirling around" hiding a brute Cyclops eyeing a swath of destruction! One of many dichotomies of Mother Nature. Helpless as we are, as the Houstonians and Texans are, we flourish and thrive with love amid this nature's wrath. Heartfelt tribute Brod, I like. Thanks.

Vic
Vic
over 1 year

Thanks for liking Brod. I'm trying to compose a sister poem that explores the human aspect of the storm. My wife being from California is a newbie to hurricanes, tornados and floods. She was an emotional wreck, but she survived beautifully.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
over 1 year

@Vic: Looking to reading your next storm poem.

Barb Clarke
over 1 year

The power of mother nature is amazing, you describe it well. I have family in FLA. I am
praying for their safety!

Vic
Vic
over 1 year

My daughter lives in the path of Irma (Sarasota). Fortunately, she is in New York on business. Thanks for liking Barb.

Robert L. Martin
over 1 year

Good poem. Now all we have to do is worry about "Irma." I live in Pennsylvania so I'm safe, but I have a lot of friends in Florida.

Vic
Vic
over 1 year

Yes indeed.

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