Saturday, August 27, 2011


T'was the day before Irene,
And all through the town,
Businesses were boarded up,
Beaches closed down.

Some stores made webs,
Of pretty blue tape,

While others used both,
Not leaving a gape.

The storm flags were flying,
While the people flocked,

To the shore to see some seals,
Boy did they squalk!

The ocean lay still,
Some people they sat,
Pretending Irene was far away,
And the water would stay flat.

The fishing gear was pulled out,
The boats secured and tied,

The family boats right out front,
Hoping to ride the tide.

There is humor to be found,
When shooting pre-storm pics,

Hopefully the wind,
Will only drop a few sticks.


Anonymous said...

Went for a little ride downtown. More stores boarded up, but still open! Not many people out shopping. Tide going out so way more seals on the bar. Some man said about 500. Did not see anything with a fin looking for dinner. :) Foggy at the water. Few sprinkles arriving. Good snacks, ice cream, hot fudge, and M&M's. We are ready! Nana

Anonymous said...

You captured the beautiful calm. How I hope it stays that way or you city & mine. Be safe dear friend! Xoxo

Melisa Wells said...

I hope it was all for nothing!

Lynn @ Walking With Scissors said...

My word verification was "hypeds". To me that means a lot of hype but everything will be okay! Trust in the word verification.

I'm thinking of you, Sue! Stay safe!!

Betty said...

Ho hum, Irene. Now 10:30pm in LA and I don't think you guys are going to be in any kind of trouble.
Isn't that great?

Tara R. said...

This was hilarious! I'm not gonna lie, it feels a little weird watching hurricane news and it not be about where I live. Hope Irene is kind to you all. Stay safe.