Irma

Irma

A Poem by Lydia
"

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.

"






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.

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Featured Review

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 3 Months Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

3 Months Ago

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



Reviews

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 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

3 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 3 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

3 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 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

3 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

3 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 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

3 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 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

3 Months Ago

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

3 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

3 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 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

3 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 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

3 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 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

3 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 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

3 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
dear Lydia... the Villian should not be so audacious. She should be weary. I pray we will try our tears and and live out our years with gratitude that the good guys usually win... in our world of poetry and love. Love, Pat

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

3 Months Ago

As of the 5 AM advisory, we are no longer in Hurricane Irma's cone. The west coast of Florida will b.. read more
Patricia Wedel

3 Months Ago

dear Lydi... Bless you and yours and be safe and sound. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tha.. read more
Lydia

3 Months Ago

((((Pat)))))

Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

706 Views
23 Reviews
Rating
Added on September 8, 2017
Last Updated on September 15, 2017

Author

Lydia
Lydia

FL



Writing
it is morning it is morning

A Poem by Lydia


i tumbled i tumbled

A Poem by Lydia



Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..


64 64

A Poem by Lydia


still there still there

A Poem by Lydia


baggage baggage

A Poem by Lydia