Irma

Irma

A Poem by Lydia
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Irma is now a Category 4 hurricane and is headed for Florida. A bit of levity is definitely needed. Not sure how long we will have electricity and cell towers.

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She’s hips and bust audacious

Red feeder bands make her blush so bold

Taking bits of pieces of the Caribbean with her

And she thinks she’s headed for our threshold!

 

She claims her dirty side is not to be messed with

They say she’s a daredevil out to conquer our whole state

But she doesn’t know who she’s dealing with

So listen, Irma, let’s get a few things straight!

 

We’ve dealt with Andrew and Wilma

David, Charlie, and Frederick too

You’d make a sharp turn to the east right now

If you knew what was good for you!

 

We’ve got water and batteries ready

Our lanterns will light up the streets

We’ve got wine, bread, and canned goods

And all sorts of delicious treats!

 

So do a girl a favor - just listen

It would be best if we never skirmish

If you go now and play out in the Atlantic

You’d fulfill my fondest wish!

 

 


© 2017 Lydia



Author's Note

Lydia
UPDATE....Thursday, September 14th....just got internet access back. I will catch up with reviews and other's poetry tomorrow. Thank you all for your good thoughts. We were fortunate.

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Indeed a frightening situation. I hear Neckar is devastated too. Poor Sir Richard, homeless! My heart goes our to all in the Caribbean, Florida, Mexico, Pakistan and India. It makes me feel ashamed to complain about British weather; but I do lol!
Well penned portrayal of a terrifying situation Lydi.

Posted 10 Months Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

Yes, so many have been effected by Harvey and now there are fires out west and Katia in Mexico...but.. read more



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prayers to you Lydi..
stay safe...


Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

Thank you, Gladriel...we weathered the storm! Lydi**
Thinking about all of you. Hope everything is ok. Incredible that you take such a brave view and thumb your nose at possible catastrophe.
Thoughts for all around this planet of ours.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

It is my way...perhaps because I am Dutch or perhaps because I grew up in a mean neighborhood! :) .. read more
Lydi, this is such a heart-felt, clever poem made courageously light-hearted about Irma, a devastating happening. We Brits use our weather as a main source of conversation, whining and moaning year in and out. Never again!

God bless each and every one of you.

(Would have commented on your poem before now but have had connection problems)

Posted 10 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

Hi, Emma! I know about connection problems. We feel very fortunate. We lost a lot of trees, but we .. read more
Prayers for you Lydia! Your poem is so clever and 'right back at you!' Gutsy! Personification of Irma is so on-point. I have a home in Florida and am hoping Irma slenderizes her "audacious"-ness. Stay safe my friend!

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

Thank you very much, Annette. Some of our neighbors still do not have electricity, but last night w.. read more
Annette Pisano-Higley

10 Months Ago

I'm so happy to hear that Lydi! Yay! We got power yesterday. Everybody safe that we know . Trees dow.. read more
Riveting expression and creative art.
I admire the use of personification and rhyme scheme.
Irma is very much stirring up in the international news and it's kind of panick situation- people are fleeing or evacuating etc.
The special thing is that it comes from a person stuck there, who can experience it's threat.
"she claims her dirty side is not to be messed with
They say she’s a daredevil out to conquer our whole state"

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

Tazeen, we have been through many hurricanes and we will be okay....I know we will. Thank you for .. read more
I am praying for you and yours, dear friend. God is great and I have faith you'll be fine. Take care.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Divya. We are ready and hope to avoid the major brunt of Irma's wrath. Lydi**
DIVYA

10 Months Ago

I hope and pray it loses steam and fizzles down by the time it reaches there. Stay strong and blesse.. read more
Lydia

10 Months Ago

Thank you, Divya...we are hoping for that as well.
i saw on CNN that Irma's now a category 5
please stay safe. ive seen the damage brought to other cities
Barbados was destroyed.
my prayers to everyone.


Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

Now she is down to a three, but still quite the force to be reckoned with. Thank you for the good w.. read more
PLEASE Miss Irma, keep dancing over the Atlantic "only" free and wild as you desire too!
I pray for You my friend, for all whom are there, for their safety, for God to watch over them all, for Him to guide Irma far away from the lands.... aside of this, Your poem is wonderful and very well written, the best part is the ironic sense, You need it my friend through this.

Sending countless sincere prayers******

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Light. I appreciate the good thoughts and the review. Lydi**
Scary storm,may God keep you and others safe;-

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

Thank you so much. I appreciate the good thoughts and the review. Lydi**
I know you're a tough cookie,
but Irma is showing her teeth.
please be careful if stay put.
I don't think I could stand 185 mph winds for hours.

Take care my friend.
keep up posted.

HUGGS, Trace

oh yeh, LOVE THE POEM

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

10 Months Ago

You know I am a tough one...Dutch blood! :) As of the 5 AM advisory, we are no longer in Hurricane.. read more

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