Hurricane Maria

The winds started four hours ago
now clocking close to 100 mph -
sounds of a freight train
roaring across our yard.

The TV on for news
but even that disappeared
limbs along with numerous fronds
stricken from the Royal Palms
guarding the front of our home

The back yard appears as though
stuck in an automatic car wash -
Such fury rarely seen
even to those who have been
through so many hurricanes

Dave napping after two days of preperation
emptying the Lanai and my art studio
closing the huge glass doors.
Water up to the top of the pool
flooding as the "eye" moves closer

The most tragic news of all
happening four days ago in the BVI
when Irma hit there -
looking like a war zone with loss everywhere
houses out, trees down, no electricity, phones, water

Not a boat on the island left
mosquitoes are now everywhere.
flooding, mudslides, roofs and windows
crashing in the middle
of what used to be a road

Did god send this torment
or has man finally made himself the god
through weather engineering?

by Nancy Terrell

Comments (2)

Such a captivating and compelling compositing. Excellent eye witness report that brings the experience, though tragic, to life!
My sisters live in Puerto Rico. Your description of Maria's devastation is truly frightening.