Maggie was also the winner this week for the Poetry Challenge, with 5 votes! Here is her poem. And just as a reminder, the name of this abstract is different from the name of Maggie’s poem because I gave people the options to use any of the names that were submitted for this one for their poems. Maggie chose Hurricane Season, which was the name that had been submitted by Sandy.
(Hurricane Irene and Me)
The hurricane pounds Carolina’s coast,
like epileptic aura as it cranks
its heavy gears. Soon land and brain will host
evacuated vacuum while each ghost
town opens to abnormal waves. The tanks
of hurricane pound Carolina’s coast
and drown my mind. As if a whipping post,
the isles of Carolina’s Outer Banks
endure the punishment. Soon land must host
the hurricane, a seizure slams its most
destructive weapon, and all function blanks.
The storms that pound the Carolina coast
with wild abandon, power-hungry, boast
the strength of hurricane. No need for thanks
as heavy gears make land and brain the host
to waste. Then how our earth, that innermost
desire for normalcy, stirs us and yanks
against the hurricane. No, we’ll not coast.
Fresh restoration gears up as our host.
This week’s Poetry Challenge will stick with the winning name. So please submit your poems in the comment section below, titled “Turquoise Rising”. They can be any style of poem that you would like. You will have one week from today, until Saturday the 7th at noon U.S. Central time, to submit your poems. If you post the poem on your page as well, please include a link to this post.
Voting for your favorites is done by clicking on the ‘thumbs up’ for the poems that you like the most. And here is my poem to start you off:
See the colors
As they rise
The Name That Abstract #8 is coming up next. 🙂 Thanks again to all of you!!