Colin Ian Jeffery

Gold Star - 5,119 Points (Redhill Hospital)

Savage Skies - Poem by Colin Ian Jeffery

(The great storm, England,2012)

Fury unrelenting storm breaks asunder
Cascading rain and battering winds
Hurricane force sweeping all before it
Giant trees bending and snapping, uprooted
Rivers swelling overflowing banks
Houses flooded, sewers bursting
Drains too full to function.
Seas churning waves high as houses
Whipped by winds battering the coastline
Smashing down walls and defences
Railway lines under water, no trains running
Hundreds of miles of flooded farmland
People panicked and in despair
Waters rising with wildlife drowning.

Topic(s) of this poem: storm, weather

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Savage Skies by Colin Ian Jeffery

  • Patricia Grantham (3/8/2014 8:05:00 AM)

    Very intense and moving. A worthy description of the skies raining
    down it vehement force on mankind in all of its fury. Excellent.
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  • Diane Hine (3/5/2014 6:13:00 PM)

    The climate is unpredictable, never more so than now. (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (2/15/2014 4:26:00 AM)

    good writing, I like it, thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 15, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, July 8, 2017

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