Written by Ermileta M. Elliott
Well, Hurricane Irma had some action,
That caused some Caribbean Islands mass destruction.
She came across the Atlantic in a rage,
And set her eye on Barbuda as her first stage.
As a Category Five Hurricane, meteorologists warned that things looked grave.
Implored citizens and residents to prepare themselves to save,
Move from the coastline to higher ground,
Do not take any chances or later you may not be found.
Having unleashed its full fury on the tiny island of Barbuda,
The warrior churned towards St. Kitts and Nevis, Barbuda’s neighbours.
She suddenly decided to change course and travel north-west,
Down to St. Martin Irma headed for its next conquest.
Anguilla got the full blast of this category five storm as well.
All essential services were down this must have been somewhat like hell.
Gone was the hospital, schools destroyed, people became homeless in minutes.
Irma was destructive and threw many in panic.
Heading over land people thought that Irma would slow down.
Not a bit, this angry beast decided she would wear the hurricane crown.
Tortola, St. John, Virgin Gorda and Anegada were minced like meat.
The Chief Minister had to call a State of Emergency from his honourable seat.
Not tired as yet, Irma whipped St. Thomas with ease,
The count was now on for fatalities.
Rich and poor, big and small cowered with fear,
No matter what you were, Hurricane Irma didn’t care.
Continuing on its path of mass destruction,
Puerto Rico and Cuba were now on for their interruption.
Their north eastern coasts failed to escape her wrath,
Irma was charging at anything in her path.
Monster Irma had the Turks and Caicos Island in sight.
Anxiety filled people’s minds, things didn’t look bright.
The Bahamas were now preparing for this brigadier
As Florida had panic stricken people catapulting with fear.
Well social media now had a feast,
Showing damages and destruction to say the least.
The English, French and Dutch aristocrats flew down;
The northern Caribbean was the center of attention for the colonial crowns.
September 2017 will certainly be remembered
For the onslaught brought by Hurricane Irma’s drama.
Time to look at global warming seriously,
We cannot afford to become climate refugees.