Poetry

Sep. 6, 2017

Living on the East Coast?
Then, please, beware.
A newly-formed hurricane
Eeerily looms near.

Harvey is now history;
Thank God, he is no more.
But the hurricane 'Irma'
Hastens to the shore.

Her winds are quite powerful
At one seventy-five.
Thus she might be a cat 4,
Or even a cat 5.

While Irma’s route, not known,
Could be here or there.
One thing that’s for certain is—
She will land somewhere.

Irma is a vicious storm—
Could be deadly too.
Oh may we heed the forecaster’s
Plea to me and you.

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As of Wednesday, September 5, 2017, according to AccuWeather, Hurricane Irma is headed for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. And could hit Florida, as well. However, the said projections could change momentarily. The public is strongly advised to tune to your local weather stations, and news reports, for the latest updates. God bless, and be safe everybody.

© 2017 Walterrean Salley
Sep. 6, 2017

Heavenly bodies,
The sun and moon,
With perfect alignment.
In sync. In tune.

Momentarily,
A grandiose show.
Then each resumes
His path to go.

The moon to travel.
The sun sits still,
Brilliant as ever—
Shining at will.

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Note: The 2017 Total Eclipse.

© 2017 Walterrean Salley
Sep. 6, 2017

Through the darkness an
Opened door with light shining
On the farther side.

© 2017 Walterrean Salley
Sep. 6, 2017

Sun blotted by the
Moon - moments of astounding,
Heavenly wonder.

© 2017 Walterrean Salley
Sep. 6, 2017

South Texas and Louisiana
A year of destiny
A monster that was Harvey
Emerged from the sea.

With fingers, more than ten,
And hands, more than two—
He devastated the land;
In taking wings, he flew.

Inundating many homes.
Snuffing many lives.
Prompting countless rescues.
Thus, the monster thrived.

Chaos far beyond order:
Land and beach erosions
Toxic mold. Septic waters.
Fire, and chem, explosions.

The homeless refugees.
Strangers. Nameless faces.
They all would come together—
Morphing to warm embraces.

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On August 25, 2017,—Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 hurricane. The death toll stands at 60. And the damage estimation is between $150 and $180 billion. My prayers are for all the victims. And condolences to all the families sustaining a loss.

© 2017 Walterrean Salley