The Hurricane's Factor

Hurricane X came with authority,
Inflicting hardship and pain with severity.
She roared and demolished electric power
With extensive damages every minute of the hour.

She came on the radar out from afar;
Born in the Atlantic, she became a star;
Packed with ammunition, ready for war;
Powerful as a goddess with victory on par.

Fierce winds whipped
And air particles flipped;
Many fled low line areas
While some stayed within secured barriers.

We hoped, prayed and wished
But from ocean to land Hurricane X switched.
From a hurricane to a tropical storm of size one,
Hurricane X succeeded in having the battles won.

by Claude Simpson

Comments (4)

They look at their wrinkles. The ones who are single attribute their wrinkles to being single. The ones who are married attribute their wrinkles to being married. ................. They trade the names of plastic surgeons like recipes. ........ They love their wrinkles. If only their were deeper they could hide.
Hi Ms. Erica Jong good evening.. I'm Mariessa Retuya from Philippines a 3rd year student at University of Cebu Lapu-lapu and Mandaue taking up Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education specializing English and one of my course for this semester is Literary Criticism. In line with this, I would like to ask your permission to allow me to use your poem entitled WRINKLES as a material on the said course because I found your poem interesting and nice, and this would be a great help for us students. Your possible response with this message would be of great help, thank you and god speed ;)
the best poem ever! I gave it to my mum because she is always whining about her wrinkles where as I believe they are more a map of your life, and she has had a beautiful life!
So much truth here. Interesting.