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Natural Disasters Poems

Natural Disasters Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about natural disasters. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for natural disasters.

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Premium Member The Lava Flows

The Lava Flows

The lava flows of Hawaii,
Fresh surrounds of a coral sea,
A fern forest midst rising mist,
Place where orchids and sweethearts tryst,
Tempestuous flames apogee.

Entertaining birds are carefree,
Verdant vales, mountain trails, sightsee,
Paradise echoes beauty's gist,
The lava flows.

People observe Queen's Jubilee,
As a...Read More
Categories: life, natural disasters, nature,
Form: Rondeau

Premium Member Swelter
Moving through the day
In a blister of heat,
Sparks seem to spray
And bounce off the street.

Shadows are twice as black!
The windows sparkle gold.
The earth seems about to crack--
Frightening to behold!

Backed against a wall,
Moving along its side,
I give a desperate call;
There's nowhere...Read More
Categories: fantasy, fire, imagery, natural disasters, summer, sun,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Australian Bush Fires
Listen up and I'll tell you a truth shall I
about crazy hysteria and a...Read More
Categories: environment, fire, natural disasters,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Revengful rage and fury
Revengeful Rage And Fury.
Ominous angry sky’s
Bellow their fury
Bent on destruction
Demanding subservience
Both judge and jury
Ravaging and pillaging
Breaking the weak and lame
And defenseless
Wild and relentless
Wheeling its mighty sword
On it’s reaping crusade
The rattle rustle creaking and howl
The slashing bashing whipping and slaying 
An...Read More
Categories: anger, environment, natural disasters, storm,
Form: Dramatic Verse
fiery smoke clouds sky

lethal ash cements green leaves

volcano erupts

February 1, 2020
1st place, "Strict Haiku" Poetry Contest
Sponsored by William Kekaula; judged on 2/1/2020.  

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Categories: environment, natural disasters, nature, truth,
Form: Haiku

Premium Member 24 seconds of silence, for Kobe
24 seconds of silence for (Kobe Bryant)

Twenty four seconds of silence,
seems like forever, 
and yet seems so short.  

Just like Kobe's journey in life,
so much accomplished and yet,
cut off in death tragically.

Kobe was known for his aggressive
competitive spirit, the...Read More
Categories: natural disasters, basketball, death, encouraging, god, hope, loss, paradise,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member The Calling
The Calling

Hear the angels sing!
(Glorious trumpets...
start low in the distance, 
and gain in ever-increasing volumes... 
souls, voices...)

Here the angels sing! 
(Racing across the heavens...
in and to all nations, 
watching for the signs,
and wonders!)

They gather happily...
and there is sweet laughter,
worship before...Read More
Categories: abortion, allah, america, bible, faith, natural disasters,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Is Our Arrogance So Strong - in the wake of the Corona Virus
Are those tears of sorrow or pure wrath,
God’s anger at mankind
Put on earth to tread his path,
Just to see us stumbling blind.

Little knowing, quite uncaring
Of our world so full of life,
Wanton damage truly glaring,
Callous actions clearly rife.

Have we suddenly forgotten,
Is...Read More
Categories: anger, beauty, earth, emotions, hope, natural disasters,
Form: Quatrain

the hands have now moved
hundred seconds to midnight ~
tick tock tick tock boom

Written 29th January 2020

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Categories: earth, natural disasters, planet, war, weather,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Nature Personified BLIZZARD -
Blizzard disaster, 
Snowflakes meander
Area of occurrence: temperate and polar regions, high mountains
Season usually winter
Effect power outages, dangerous travel conditions
Nature Personified BLIZZARD
It begins with my eyes I see the gale winds blow
56 miles blowing whirling winds snows falling
3 hours or more...Read More
Categories: analogy, natural disasters, nature, snow, weather,
Form: Personification
100 seconds to midnight
An endangered species, living on a ledge,
100 seconds to Midnight, then over the edge,
Nearest to Doomsday, humans have ever been,
Vaporised! inside mushrooms of boiling hot steam.

Casually go about our business, without a care,
While the Sword of Damocles, hangs in the...Read More
Categories: allegory, conflict, earth day, meaningful, natural disasters,
Form: Quatrain
January 14, 2020
I am typing this poem in a squat position
I cannot sit; the tampon feels strange down there.
Considering the -38 temperature condition
I’d rather stay home than go anywhere.

I want to go out; to the grocery
buy sanitary pads and something from the...Read More
Categories: earth, natural disasters,
Form: Rhyme

The scorching sun concealed by smoky haze,
the bushland ravaged by a mighty force
as treetops wilt aloft a grove ablaze
with soaring flames relentless past remorse.
The trees left leafless with their branches charred
the ashen earth engraved by floral...Read More
Categories: environment, fire, natural disasters, nature,
Form: Sonnet
John Lennon wrote Imagine, his biggest hit, back in 1971
It’s a good time to revisit it now that a new year has begun.

As one year ends it’s human nature to look back on the world we see
then look ahead and...Read More
Categories: natural disasters, imagination, new year,
Form: Verse
Davenport Tomorrow
Davenport Tomorrow
by Michael R. Burch

Davenport tomorrow ...
all the trees stand stark-naked in the sun.

Now it is always summer
and the bees buzz in cesspools,
adapted to a new life.

There are no flowers,
but the weeds, being hardier,
have survived.

The small town has become
a city...Read More
Categories: earth, earth day, environment, natural disasters, nature,
Form: Free verse
by Michael R. Burch

for Trump

ozone baby,
till your parched skin cracks
in the white-hot flash
of radiation.

from your pale parched lips
shall not avail;
you made this hell.
Now burn....Read More
Categories: earth, environment, fire, future, natural disasters, nature,
Form: Free verse
There is a Snake in my Bed,
I'm a little paranoid
Just like an Android
That's about to get hit by an astroid
I woke up dead
There's a snake in my bed
Beads of sweat dripping off my forehead
Time stands still When you feelin ill
I think I'll take one more pill
Crush...Read More
Categories: natural disasters, 12th grade, absence, america, bible, books, caregiving,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Slipping

What is expected
from perfection?
Do your best,
and none can find fault. 
The level of your challenge, 
needs to be higher,
than your attainable goal. 

Help others rise with you, 
and the water boils hot. 
The steam brings newness…
washed clean, 
what was once
stuck...Read More
Categories: natural disasters, america, angel, community, history, humanity, moving on,
Form: Free verse
For some, ignorance is their strength,
taken false providence to all its length.
To know and not to know, conscious of complete truth
while telling carefully constructed lies to sooth.
Is that the revelation we want to hear,
while overwhelming motions are the tragic to...Read More
Categories: mystery, natural disasters, nature, success, symbolism,
Form: Ballade
The Path I Seek
I seek not to be a presence. Forces beyond my control dictate the interactions I will have with those who come across my path. These forces disturb me in ways that I cannot understand, yet I react to them with...Read More
Categories: conflict, earth, imagery, natural disasters, sad, weather,
Form: Narrative
Don't Let it Slip Away
Don’t Let it Slip Away

Some people hide, from the truth that they see
The ice caps are melting, they flow to the sea.
The beaches are growing a bit smaller each day
Someday all islands might disappear, go away
When the humans are using...Read More
Categories: beauty, environment, natural disasters,
Form: Light Verse
Is my room in such disarray 
That I'm not even seeing straight?
Are those dust bunnies wearing candy wrappers as hats?
Their building an army, I'm under attack!
They start to charge towards me with their toothpick swords
holding shields made of buttons and...Read More
Categories: crazy, funny, natural disasters,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member What Legacy Our Children
Whispers and innuendo, 
 Partisan politics tearing us apart,
Grandstanding and deflection,
Are we not placing the horse before the cart?

A divisive President
This much we all agree,
But our actions matter,
This surely we must see.

Impeachment is not the answer
When facts are merely ploys,
Interpreted,...Read More
Categories: depression, earth, environment, hope, natural disasters, planet,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Harrow, Harrow
Bushfires are raging already this year,
High temperatures are no doubt the reason,
Those vulnerable are living in fear.

High temperatures are no doubt the reason,
Combined with an absence of rain,
Resulting in a hot, hectic season.

Combined with an absence of rain,
There is the...Read More
Categories: anxiety, fire, house, natural disasters, rain, tree,
Form: Terza Rima
Broken Down

Broken Down 

The black windows have broken down 
and the walls have collapsed 
and the broken down windows are tainted glass 
and the mirrors are shattered 
broken down, stained and covered in rust and dust 
In it were photographs taken...Read More
Categories: natural disasters, christian, death, faith, food, heaven, house, natural
Form: Free verse