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HELLISH WINTER NIGHTS

Hellish winter nights
Strike Queensland in late November,
Barely a fortnight from summer
Coming, we hope (?), in December.

Hellish November storms
Tearing apart old Brisbane Town,
Ripping apart a sporting arena
Tearing entire suburbs down.

Lightning, rain, and thunder
Light the night sky like a fireworks display,
Bringing delight to many, until
They see the carnage in the light of day.

Whole suburbs have been blown away
A racehorse killed by lightning,
In daylight no-one sees delight
But find the chaos frightening.

Thousands now are homeless
Trying to survive the storms of spring,
Living in the flooded streets
Or on rooftops from which they cling.

Hellish winter nights
As bad as anyone can remember,
Striking not in July or August
But towards the last days of November.

THE END
© Copyright 2021 Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Poem about the Hellish storms that struck Brisbane in November 2008.

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Written on November 21, 2008

Submitted by PHIL_ROBERTS on July 18, 2021

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