Friday, 8 September 2017

Not Irma-la-Douce

It depends, of course, what you believe
Dame Nature has tricks up her sleeve
Tsunamis, high winds, heavy rains...
In the Caribbean - havoc reigns.

Paradise islands in the sun
With golden beaches every one ..
Then Irma, one bad hurricane
And life hangs by a thread – again...

From deepest blue to skies of grey
Torrential rain - not gentle spray
Lives are dashed and dreams destroyed
Insurance policies are void!

Dependent on the tourist trade
The glossy brochures quickly fade
When lashed with wrath from Nepture's fork
Bright blossoms ripped down to their stalk...

We think, poor souls, we've got it sussed
But Nature's last laugh is on us;
Hi-tech is fine in its own way
But Mother Nature still holds sway...

(c) Poet in the woods 2017

*Cheeky Title taken from 1963 film starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley Maclaine

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic. Another great one. By the way, this photo is of the Seychelles; a place where there are no cyclones because of its proximity to the equator.