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A Stormy Night

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This form is called a monotetra, invented by Michael Walker.
Each stanza contains 4 lines in monorhyme.
Each line has 8 syllables. The 4th line is 4 syllables repeated.

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A Stormy Night

Lightning blazes across the sky,
Thunder rumbles in quick reply.
Gusty winds cause debris to fly,
While children cry, while children cry.

Torrential rains fall night to day.
Roads are flooded and washed away.
Nature's wrath causing much dismay,
While people pray, while people pray.

A rainbow arcs across the sky,
As stormy clouds go swiftly by.
The sun comes out the earth to dry.
Now comes a sigh, now comes a sigh.


for Shadow Hamilton's "Your Favourite Old Poem #3" contest

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  1. Date: 7/4/2015 1:18:00 AM
    Kim.. Congrats on your wonderful winning write in Shadow's contest!

  1. Date: 7/1/2015 10:21:00 PM
    Yes, there is always beauty after the storm... I really enjoyed the rhyming and smooth flow of your poem. Very well written! Congrats on the win, Kim!

  1. Date: 6/30/2015 6:48:00 PM
    Kim, Congratulations on your old favorite poem. Always ~LINDA~

    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman
    Date: 7/1/2015 9:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Linda!
  1. Date: 6/28/2015 12:18:00 PM
    A lovely read, Kim. Like Richard, I read it out loud the second time. Delightful form! while the subject isn't, it certainly is very interesting.

    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman
    Date: 6/28/2015 4:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, KIm! It's a very easy form. You should try it.
    Nunez Avatar Kim Patrice Nunez
    Date: 6/28/2015 12:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Btw, congratulations!
  1. Date: 6/28/2015 9:54:00 AM
    This was fun to read out loud. Great job, congratulations.

    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman
    Date: 6/28/2015 4:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Richard! I'm so glad you like it!
  1. Date: 6/28/2015 12:54:00 AM
    Kim, Congrats on your win......Love SKAT

    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman
    Date: 6/28/2015 4:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, SKAT!
  1. Date: 6/27/2015 9:39:00 AM
    You and I definitely share a fascination for storms:-)! Love this excellent Monotetra/Monorhyme. Congratulations, my friend on your high placement! Warmest regards. Pandita

    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman
    Date: 6/28/2015 4:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    When you live in Florida, thunderstorms are the norm year round. Thank you for your comment!
  1. Date: 6/27/2015 5:24:00 AM
    very interesting form Kim and I do get it clever pen Congrats on placing hugs

    Merryman Avatar Kim Merryman
    Date: 6/28/2015 4:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for my placement, Shadow! I appreciate it!
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 4:08:00 PM
    I don't get line 4, it's more than 4 syllables and it doesn't repeat the first 4 syllables of the poem? HELP L & L

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 9:01:00 PM
    hey it reminds me of some other form i used to know about. The name escapes me now. Anyway, this is a perfect example to show us of the form!!

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 11:29:00 AM
    This flows so smoothly with wonderful content. I am a fan of your writing.

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 10:18:00 PM
    Astounding poem! I can't think how I missed reading it before now. I like the form you have here, you did a great job with it and it is perfect for the poem.

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 1:47:00 AM
    fantastic quatrain! I like the refrain; very effective.

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 2:58:00 PM
    I love to watch a good storm, just don't like all the damage that they do...Awesome write! Hugs

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 4:58:00 PM
    Love it !! Fantastic !!! You've caught the feelings of many during a storm so well as well as the relief when it passes. Wonderfully written !!

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 1:17:00 PM
    Great visual and it flowed fluidly. Best wishes on the contest. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 7:31:00 AM
    Kim, this is wonderful! I love watching thunderstorms - and I felt like I was watching one while reading this gem!

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 7:37:00 PM
    I enjoyed this wonderful write Kim....winning wishes

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 7:29:00 PM
    Kim, you have penned a wonderful monorhyme, I enjoyed the read. Best to you in the contest, I'm sure this is a winner!~ Caryl

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 3:19:00 PM
    Thanks so much for stopping by my writes. I love WATCHING storms! Light & Love