Stanley Collymore

Tropical Hurricane - Poem by Stanley Collymore

By Stanley Collymore

Gale force winds rampaging wilfully in a consciously
exercised and malevolent spree, and as a result of
this contemptible and maliciously encouraged
duress and deleterious jamboree giving rise
most condescendingly and aggressively
to boisterously wind-lashed seas that
quite eagerly, extraordinarily and
unavoidably in these distinctly
orchestrated and manifestly
conspiratorial circumstances, unwaveringly,
viciously, calculatedly and destructively
resort to co-operatively assist in the
projected and copious spawning of
a range of enormous waves and
exceptionally treacherous sea
currents, reinforced in turn
by lashing rain that was
complementary to the
speedy incursion of
an impending and
plainly ominous
inland flooding.

An added disaster in waiting that promptly
and markedly inescapably would to the
intensive and deliberately generated
atmosphere of the intentionally
created and cold-bloodedly
planned civic confusion
that jointly encompass
merely a fractional part, but all the same, a
conclusively acknowledged realization
of the overall adverse environment
and the frighteningly disturbing
encounter wearily denounced
as but likewise officially
also categorized as a
tropical hurricane.

An incident at whose particular mercy those who're either
specifically designated as or else are more likely to be
the random and hapless victims of this callous and
presumably premeditated heinousness are left
defencelessly completely beholding to, no
matter how judiciously or else rationally
prepared they were for its eventual
coming and ultimate eventuality.
For equally and inescapably
caught up in this natural
and predatory beast's
relentless stalking even though unsurprisingly,
and therefore expectantly, everyone knew
well in advance that it was coming, the
onerous responsibility entrusted to
national governments and their
respective civic authorities
despite man's amazing
scientific inventions
or early warning
and advanced

Nor, come to that, his conscientiously and often
employed forewarning communications. For
notwithstanding their usually proclaimed
usefulness they're basically still utterly
powerless in usefully harnessing for
the general good of all affected or
otherwise disposed to be troubled community
or country, the unleashed energy of every
looming or devastating hurricane that's
waylaying their vicinity, far less so
acquire the requisite capability
to ever permanently banish
the unceasing occurrence
of tropical hurricanes.

© Stanley V. Collymore
21 September 2017.

Author's Remarks:
Hurricanes are predictable; can be destructive even to the point of being devastatingly so, and generally unavoidable in their occurrences. They are also atmospheric events that do feature periodically and with varying levels of intensity in the lives of most Caribbean people.

But all the same, these tropical hurricanes can at the same time, either with or without their awesome display of raw, remarkable and unbridled power, be a truly spectacular as well as a most strikingly majestic demonstration of the discernibly tremendous influence which these impressive stalwarts and agents of nature have, not only on our environment but significantly mankind as well.

And although their presence can at times be rather deadly and likewise traumatically heart-breaking for some, a world completely devoid of all hurricanes would, in my opinion - and I've personally witnessed several of them first-hand and upfront as they say in the Caribbean - be an awful diminution of Nature's well balanced choreography of challenging catastrophes set against, as well as in the process highlighting, its many extraordinary environmental blessings.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

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