Bernard F. Asuncion

Gold Star - 269,416 Points (July 30,1967 / Subic, Philippines)

Man's Most Feared Foes - Poem by Bernard F. Asuncion

Natural calamities have been
With man since time immemorial;
Frequenting the earth's face,
Standing as one tall trial.

They ravage places at random,
So unpredictable;
Like invincible enemies,
Wreaking havoc so powerful.

Nature unleashes its wrath
In many forms;
Volcanic eruptions, wildfires,
Extreme heat and winter storms.

Other types are quakes, tsunamis, tornadoes,
Hurricanes, mudflows, flashfloods and landslides;
Claiming not only properties,
But even human lives.

All these among others
Are nature's way to remind;
Man's frailty and helplessness
Make his life lay on the line.

El Niño weather phenomenon
Is another grim warning;
It brings extreme drought
As well as torrential raining.

Nations make information campaigns
And disaster preparedness programs;
Anticipating possible effects
Attributed to nature's harms.

Following the experts' advice
Is a good way of coping;
Take contingent measures,
Brace ourselves for what it might bring.

Yet above all these,
Trust in God Almighty;
Whose hand designed the universe,
His power is great inexorably.

He gives rain on the earth,
Countless are the things marvelous;
He turns into blessings
Man's most feared foes.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Verse


Comments about Man's Most Feared Foes by Bernard F. Asuncion

  • Valsa George (11/22/2017 3:15:00 AM)


    When man cringes in fear before natural calamities and other unprecedented destructive occurrences, remember, even man's most feared foes can be controlled by the One who calmed the stormy seas....! So rely on Him! Beautiful write! (Report) Reply

    Bernard F. Asuncion (11/22/2017 4:50:00 AM)

    Thanks a lot, Valsa.... your words are truly inspiring...👍👍👍

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 2 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags


Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, November 21, 2016


[Report Error]