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Author Name: PremiumLindaM 14 Comments
Date Added: February 09, 2013 05:02:20 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
Category: Nature Add To Favorites | Text Only
 
Night Storm
 
Night Storm is heralded by a thunderous roar.
Consort so vile is the torrent rain downpour.
  
Lightening startles in torrid lashes.
Intricate pattern of frolicking slashes.
  
Southernmost winds whip in zealous glee,
and callously strip leaves from graceful magnolia tree.
  
Suddenly an eerie silence prevails.
Wind speaks in whispers, rather than wails.
  
Harken the rumble of a freight train near.
That sound above all others, instiller of fear.
  
Minutes pass like eras as my fate I await.
Will I be spared, or face judgement this date?
  
Train lumbers by at a maddening pace.
Heart pounds in fear as body quakes.
  
Hands humbly pressed together and lips moving in prayer,
asking God's grace that my life be spared.
  
Reverently, I give thanks as the Night Storm moves toward the east.
Now I offer prayers for those still in the path of the beast.
  
  
  
Author's Notes:
Remembrances of some of the 'super storms' we have had here,
and in honor of those who have suffered in recent storms.
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on January 5, 2014 06:11:37 AM Report
this poem was a real roller coaster of emotions for me...it brought back memories of hurricane Lilly and her eye that passed right over my area.  Yes, I really appreciated the prayer in your poem, how true...who else can we turn to?  Amazing poem!!
Comment By: FreeJoshua M on November 10, 2013 02:31:21 AM Report
A powerful fast paced description of a truly physically and emotionally riveting experience. The pace of it was perfect, well penned. 
Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on October 19, 2013 05:35:43 PM Report
I've experienced two tornadoes and several hurricanes. Yours is a very accurate description of nature's fury. Brings back some scary memories. Well done. ML
Comment By: FreeWide Awake on October 18, 2013 11:38:13 AM Report
Wonderful use of vocabulary...Beautifully described, Linda!!!



I also liked the prayer in the midst of the storm :o)



Pamela


Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on August 21, 2013 06:59:52 AM Report

Linda thanks for the prayers hugo left us ten trees on the house.

During the eye of the storm it was quiet to hear a church mouse.

even pray.

with the rest of the family.

i can relate to this.

Comment By: Freemaggie lopez sherry wilbur on March 15, 2013 11:17:19 AM Report
wonderful write. i myself am a tornado survivor. house blown and swirled right down on top of my family and i . always maggie.
Comment By: Premiumsammie bagley on March 1, 2013 01:36:24 AM Report
your poem brought an incident to my mind of a tornado that destroyed my sister's mobile home  a good poem
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on February 26, 2013 09:38:47 AM Report


Storms.... Change all things....

 WE have had so many kinda of scary.... Mother nature is really pissed off sometimes!

GReat poem ~ HUgs ~ She Whispers

Comment By: PremiumBlake Hightdudis on February 16, 2013 10:40:08 PM Report
This is a wonderful poem that painted a picture in the mind.
Comment By: FreeBrian Dziokonski on February 10, 2013 05:51:47 PM Report
I thing your poem is very rich and vivid, and it brings the reader to natures mighty storm! very well done, Brian
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on February 10, 2013 04:46:23 PM Report
I swear, the eastern seaboard nnd sections of the midwesat are getting the storm of the century every few weeks. Very powerful Imagery, Linda... Gave me the shivers....len
Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on February 10, 2013 10:29:16 AM Report
A destructive thing, a storm.  But a constructive thing, your poem.  Perceptive and caring words.  Yes, storms have hurled people into the abyss of suffering -- and worse...  May God listen to your heartfelt prayers.  --David
Comment By: FreeAlistair Muir on February 9, 2013 09:51:47 PM Report

A frightening yet beautiful thing -- Nature -- and this is so beautifully expressive and full of colour Linda -- wonderfully penned --

 

Alistair

Comment By: FreeHenry M. on February 9, 2013 06:37:54 AM Report
Well, this is a very timely poem Linda as we up here in the Northeast are goinf through yet another whipping at the hands of nature. Your wonderful poem points out all of the emotions felt in a storm, excellent writing.   Hugs,   Henry




 


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