Philippines Typhoon

 

I was awakened by a burst of sunlight,

as it pierced the veil of dark clouds.

A short break to a weary people,

used to calamity and burial shrouds.

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A typhoon’s out in the Pacific Ocean,

bent on occupying this Philippine land.

People already tired of the heavy rains,

trying to formulate an escape plan.

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Rivers are rising with each drop of moisture,

banks once a staircase, now a single step.

Time to save possessions from destruction,

valuables to higher ground they schlep.

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Why do people live in areas of danger,

why not simply pack up and move?

But where to go on this earthly planet,

is danger something you can remove?

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All people must adjust to quirks of nature,

it’s just a small piece of daily life.

As me dear ole Irish maimeo used to tell me,

“The Bible never says we’ll be free from strife.”

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Poem by David Andre Davison

This poem is a fictional account, based on a current weather condition.

schlep – “drag or haul” – (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

 

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