Tuesday, 19 September 2017


“The most beautiful sound I ever heard:
Maria, Maria, Maria, Maria . . . “

I wonder how many will sing this refrain

as the storm reaches the Lesser Antilles.

Expected to become a major hurricane

with strong winds and torrential rain

this Maria follows in Irma’s footsteps

to cause havoc to the Leeward Islands

and any place which stands in its path.

Are these disturbances caused by us

or are they the result of a divine wrath?

We should at least be seen to discuss

the possibility that it is global warming

the real reason for this wild weather

because the victims of such disasters

are, we see, at the end of their tether.

© Luigi Pagano

Luigi has published three collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’, ’Reflections’ and ‘Poetry On Tap’. His work has been featured in ABCTales’ magazines,UKAuthors’ anthologies, Poetry24 and several other publications.