Cyclone Season

Cyclone season in summer Queensland,
it happens every year,

warnings from the weather
people, be prepared

emergency kit on standby
waiting for action, like Qantas passengers,

in limbo, waiting for CEO’s
to come down from their clouds,

torch, batteries, drinking water
radio, tarpaulin …

stock up on gaffer tape for windows,
the house will be taken hostage,

clean up your yards, the cyclone
picks up everything, not tied down,

garden furniture, children’s toys
playthings for cyclone winds,

picked up and whirlwind twirled,
on nature’s best show ride,

reeling in the cha cha or rocknroll,
dizzy in the fastest roller coaster on the coast,

listen for radio warnings,
the siren might be howling, beware,

be prepared, always a good idea,
but before it comes, you can always run.

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Note: The map shows cyclone activity in Australia in the past 150 years (looks like Australia on a bad hair day πŸ˜‰ ) – produced by the Australian Government (Emergency Management for Schools website). The further North you are the more likelihood of cyclones. I live on the coast on the shores of Hervey Bay ( South East Queensland – over 350 km north of Brisbane).

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