Big storm is brewing
Cockpit light starts to flicker
Jacket still missing
Trees bending far down
Branches flying in the air
Heavens wide open
Mother nature throws anger
Leaving the runway
Rescue plane flies out
Wave hight is increasing fast
Dry a single tear
Wind is furious
Lightning strike thunder shatter
Approaching the eye
(Inspired by the approaching tropical storm Isaac)
6 thoughts on “Hurricane Hunters (a poem)”
Thanks. Hoping the poem keeps Isaac from visiting us in the next few days 🙂
You’ve been there before a storm.
Thanks. Yes been there before..
The airplane recalls Tom Hanks going down in Castaway, remember the storm? I’ve survived hurricanes past like Carol 1954 New England, Camille on the 1969 Gulf (in Navy near Pensacola), other names like Donna, Gloria, Floyd, Charlie, TS Allison in 2001 flooded my car, and TS Grace dumped 7 inches of rain in Indianapolis, Sept. 2003. Boston’s blizzard of ’78 really was a winter hurricane stranding millions, but in Colorado I missed that one! Last year’s Irene was bad but spared us here, hit Vermont with severe flooding. Florida and Mobile get ready!
You’ve had your share of them! Yes, we’re getting ready!