The Storm

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Ominous clouds fill the sky

Rain begins to splatter

Shards of glass fall to the earth

Ravaging all that’s tender


Gusting winds wild and free

Consume and disfigure

Splintered pieces of broken dreams

Fall deaf upon defiled land


Anger roars from the thunderous sky

Lightening defaces the innocent

Leaving permanent scars

Irreversible damage lays bare


The storm is unrelenting

Unearthly howls shriek of hardships

Sheets of rain pool around the lost

Devastation looms in every corner


The water quickly rises

Flooding the pummeled land

Sweeping away the evidence

Of a storm that never ceases


Hope seems too far to reach

As murky waters threaten

Adjusting tides bring promise

Of shimmering expectations


Written by, Michelle Cook

Originally posted: April 20, 2015 

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6 responses to “The Storm

  1. Powerful poem, Michelle. Loved it.

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  2. Thanks D, an emotional one for me.

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  3. I can tell. The emotion feels overpowering. I held my breath as I read.

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  4. I’m still holding mine…

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  5. devereaux frazier

    Reblogged this on Creative Writing Reblogged.

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  6. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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