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Hurricane Poem

Here is a poem I wrote called Hurricane Poem


Projected one way

The storm went another way.

I have never been

In control of events.


The tide is up

From the force of the distant storm.

My life is shattered

By something I never saw.


I followed the evacuation route.

It was clearly marked by the signs.

Why are you still with me?

What can I do to get away?


The storm looped around

Ans destroyed what we thought had been spared.

August 4, 2008 - Posted by | Poetry | ,


  1. Hey, I wrote one too, a long time ago:


    Unlike other storms, Alicia
    never wavered, never eyed
    another destination, her satellite coil
    of clouds blotting out
    the TV radar screen, tracking westward
    along the Texas coast
    towards the island
    of our salvation. Headlights guided
    a tourists’ line of retreat
    on Seawall Boulevard,
    windshield wipers clicking off
    a steady stream of missed opportunities.
    The scent of coconut oiled the air
    inside our car, milky and nostalgic, the linger
    of a summer already ended,
    and all our little failures
    swept across the glass
    and puddled in the flooding street.

    Comment by twitches | August 4, 2008

  2. I like it. You’re nice to share the poem.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | August 4, 2008

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