Monday, May 2, 2011

Mother Nature

The Wrath of Nature Shatters Lives*

Powerful winds can desiccate
like speeding cars accelerate.
Hurricanes don’t sympathize,
the wrath of nature shatters lives.

Harmless eddies masquerade
and grow into a great brigade.
Tornadoes leave no time for lies,
the wrath of nature shatters lives.

Earth, the foundation of our home,
often becomes our catacomb.
Earthquakes smash all alibis,
the wrath of nature shatters lives.

Transforming waves can lure and thrill
oblivious to man’s free will.
Tsunamis haunt and victimize,
the wrath of nature shatters lives.

@laurie kolp

*This was written a while back. It placed 4th in Poetic Asides' Poetic Form Contest: Kyrielle (2010). In lieu of all the world-wide devastion lately, I wanted to share it with you.


Mary said...

Yes, indeed, the wrath of nature shatters lives. Especially so this year, it seems!

P.S. Be sure to visit Poets United site today!

Laurie Kolp said...

Mary- Thank you so much for the nomination! I am truly humbled and honored to be featured on Poets United!


Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...


The words within this poem seem to be perfectly suited to the very severe weather, which has been across USA in recent days. I live in England, but I have been aware of the loss of life and the widespread damage.

Congratulations on being selected as Blog of The Week@Poets United,

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

great insights.
thanks for linking.

you rock.


Henry Clemmons said...

you know of what you write. Congrats on placement with this piece. Great job.

Anonymous said...

i have been within the wrath a few times and yes it leaves a devestaion like no other.

Nel said...

Cool! Congratulatiosn for your work. Thanks for sharing!

Nelson said...

Thank you for stopping by! I really do appreciate your taking the time to leave a comment...I read each and everyone of them. I hope your day is a good one and that you will come back again soon. Take care. Nelson Souzza :)

Laurie Kolp said...

Your welcome... thank YOU for stopping by.

Yes- I've quite the experience with hurricanes...


Anonymous said...

Mother Nature is indeed a powerful force to reckon with ... hurricanes are my experience ... feel for our world's more recent disasters ... Mother Earth needs healing!!!

Whitesnake said...

I think a picture would have topped this off nicely

Laurie Kolp said...

You know, the thought of adding a picture hadn't even crossed my mind. I'll try to dredge up some old photos from Hurricanes Rita and Ike.