Hurricane A-Brewin

Leslie Kay Lanham 1960 (West Virginia)

April 24 
Ode


There’s a hurricane a-brewin
The barometer is falling
And no one’s going to save you
When the angry winds come calling

You should have never cheated
No you never should have lied
Now soon you will be drowning
In the ever rising tide

A hurricane’s a-brewin
And its eye is set on you
It’s time to pay the piper
For the evil that you do

It’s going to get real ugly
And it’s going to happen fast
You may not see the lightning
But you’ll feel the thunder blast

A hurricane’s a-brewin
This is one you can’t out-run
Your days ‘round here are numbered
Yeah, your time is nearly done

So stand and face your fate now
As the storm rolls up on shore
‘Cause Mother Nature’s knocking
And she’s right outside your door

A hurricane’s a-brewin
While it drags you out to sea
If you hear sounds of laughter
You can bet it will be me……

About this poem

This is about a love gone wrong. Very wrong..

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Written on April 04, 2024

Submitted by lanhamleslie on April 04, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Scheme abcb xdbd Acec fgbg Aaxa ahbh Afef
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 853
Words 163
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Leslie Kay Lanham

Mother, Grandmother, and happily retired. Part time poet and lyricist. Studied at Troy University. Currently resides in Pensacola, Florida. more…

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6 Comments
  • JokerGem
    Evokes Little Big Town's song ‘ Tornado.’
    -Same vibe and message-
    Some folks just churn these suckers out and there’s no denying their appeal--congrats Leslie!
    LikeReply 11 month ago
  • npirandy
    It's really nice to see you recognized again. Your talent has not gone unnoticed. Congrats!! Remind me not to get on your wrong side.
    LikeReply 21 month ago
    • lanhamleslie
      Thank you (I think
      LikeReply1 month ago
    • Vixility
      I agree with Randy, I’ve loved your works for a long time now. Congratulations!
      LikeReply1 month ago
    • lanhamleslie
      Thank you so much!
      LikeReply1 month ago
  • Davyreilly
    Really enjoyed this. Very well written and glad I am not in his shoes. Well done.
    LikeReply 11 month ago
  • jj.30597
    Flowing and easy to read. An interesting take on karma? Revenge?
    LikeReply 11 month ago
  • iamrandell
    Brilliant description of what we hope the Cabal will face. Let’s hope it’s sooner rather than later and that they pay for the harm they’ve done and are still planning. I hope everyone gets the metaphor! Brilliant! 
    LikeReply 11 month ago
  • jn.selvadurai
    A beautiful construction, with the skilful use of words, rhyme, and imagery. The impending hurricane provides the vivid imagery and sets the tone of the message. It has the eye set on you. So you have no escape. You, who lied and cheated.
    “I” is mentioned at the very end. So all this is between you and I. So if you hear a laughter when dawning at sea- that is me!
    Emotion is conveyed clearly with minimum words.
     
    LikeReply 11 month ago

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