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Jackie Fa’asisila

Cyclones come in stages        

Winds and rain lash out

Hearts fear the dreaded day

Another cyclone is about


Warnings turn to watches 

Prepared as we can be

No one can control the power 

unleashed so violently


Trees wave branches affably

Bowing to a greater power

They have no way to brace themselves

Or know their final hour


Destruction comes in stops and starts

We know not who calls each play

We only sit and wait to hear 

What the next report will say


Will it move on  quickly

Or  insist on staying here

Causing untold damage 

Devastation, loss, and fear?

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