Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Hurricane That Wasn't

Hurricane Earl was heading toward the North East,
They shouted, "This one's going to be a BEAST!"
Some used plywood to board up their store,

Some went crazy and used tape galore!

The hurricane flags were flying from every mast,
Stories surfaced of hurricanes of the past.

The news reporters were here and in their glory,

Not just one... they ALL had to get a hold on the story.

The fishing boats were moved from their pier,

To a much safer harbor, where the wind wouldn't cause fear.

The theory was that anything could happen over night,
Category 1 or 2 where everything could take flight.
Or maybe, just maybe it would stay off shore,
And really be a lot of hype, and just a snore.

We awoke to see what might have been uprooted,
The strength of the non-storm might have been disputed,
But as I looked outside to see in the early dawn,
I noticed all of 3 twigs had fallen on my lawn.


♥Georgie♥ said...

well look at you all rhyming!!! LOL cute post and so glad you all escaped major damage!

Lisa said...

aren't you poetic! :)
glad he didn't live up to the hype!!!

Wineplz said...

I was a bit disappointed that we didn't at least get a little rain from Earl, but relieved that he was overall harmless.

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Well good morning Dr. Seuss! :) Glad you didn't get walloped too badly! (Um, in fact, SE is getting strong winds today. I'm willing to bet I'll have more than three sticks in *my* yard when I get home today!)

Anonymous said...

With all those reporters up there I expected to see you pop up behind them on camera :)

Glad you are ok and it was a snoozer hurricane! :)

scargosun said...

Three twigs! You have some massive cleanup ahead. ;) So glad it wound itself down. I was worried.

Donna said...

That was cute! Yeah, it sounds like Earl was a dud, which is probably a good thing. My family still lives in Mass. and my mom said they just got some rain. It's funny (kind of) when the forecasters and news people get it so wrong!

Jillian said...

Over rated... I just hope the next storm people dont take it lightly because of this miss. Glad you didnt have a lot to clean up. I had more sticks on my lawn up here in NH...

stephanie said...

I told your Mom Earl was going to be a wus.
Your poem gave it some class, though!

Liz@thisfullhouse said...


Tara R. said...

Whenever we are under a hurricane warning, we look out for Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel. If he doesn't show up, it means we're safe.

I'm glad Earl was a wimp.

Michelle said...

C'mon now... those three twigs could have done a lot of damage if they hit in the right spot. Or something.

Love the tape job though - I think it was beautifully creative :)

Melisa with one S said...

I love your poems. :)
Glad the storm BLEW over! haha