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The Storm

Author: Frank Maguire
ASL Info:    57 / UK
Elite Ratio:    2.26 - 1846 /1390 /288
Words: 202
Class/Type: Poetry /
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So beautiful, yet destructive.

The Storm

Flowers bow, and form a shroud
Birds no longer sing out loud
Sun falls deep behind a cloud
There’s a storm that’s coming soon

Cats and dogs, they cease to roam
Mothers call their children home
Katie Ellie and Jerome
Now the storm is almost here

Clouds are dark, and gather tight
Day it seems, has turned to night
Wind it blows with all its might
As the storm arrives at last

Trees they buckle, as they sway
Leaves and branches blow away
Waves they crash around the bay
As the storm it rages so

Rain it lashes, strong and true
Rivers run both old and new
Floods they come from out the blue
As the storm it peaks so well

Thunder bellows, children cry
Lightening lights up all the sky
Sirens flash and pass on by
Now the storm has won the day

Winds abate, the sky is clear
Many rainbows now appear
The song of birds again we hear
As the storm it blows on by

Cats and dogs they roam again
Children play out in the den
Oblivious to where or when
The storm it will return

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  I love storms and I love this poem. It neatly wraps up all that a storm brings and the feeling created is that which a storm creates, havoc and renewed peace. It flows perfectly and is yet another great piece from one of my favourite elite poets.
| Posted on 2012-02-06 00:00:00 | by stormyskies | [ Reply to This ]
  Excellent! Your poem artfully creates the mood of awe, caution, and pandemonium that a storm brings! I sometimes think that God doesn't truly get the respect he deserves until he confronts us with a storm, and makes all of mans monuments seem like mere trifles by comparison!

Excellent, and a delight to read, as all of your work is!
| Posted on 2008-07-04 00:00:00 | by Ron Cole | [ Reply to This ]
  very well written, I very much enjoyed this.
| Posted on 2008-07-01 00:00:00 | by DorianGrymstone | [ Reply to This ]
  This is a great poem, it makes me think of some of the wicked storms we've had pass thru Southern Illinois. Awesome!
| Posted on 2008-07-01 00:00:00 | by whiteangel | [ Reply to This ]
  I completely adore this. I love the way it just reads so fluently and the rhymes so simple yet meaningful.
| Posted on 2008-06-30 00:00:00 | by HimeManko | [ Reply to This ]

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