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Crackling Bolt

The sky has darkened, something is coming Dread has entered my fearful listless heart Beyond the horizon darkness has filled Terror has become me, just every part Feelings of delight can’t enter my soul The effects of the darkness seeps in me Then it happens, lightning strikes all around Seeming like many dozens strike deadly The yellow/gold lightening are mixed with red Then thunder like you’ve never heard before Comes bursting through your body thoroughly The thunder seems to know, just what’s the score Suffering the blast, the deafening sound My eyes glare with red fire pasted within No matter how often I blink it’s there Image of crackling bolt of broken sin A falter within its crushing bright blows Also sounds that kills just as its own right Power of the lightning, could it be saved As prince of the fire, exposer of night Could its power be infused with darkness May the infinite grace of the lightning Create hope for people instead of fear Until then, this storm will be frightening
Russell Sivey

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  1. Date: 9/2/2013 5:17:00 PM
    a most descriptive write Russell well portraying lightning love it Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 11:19:00 AM
    BRAVO! Love how you wrote and developed this one...

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 12:37:00 PM
    a defining theme made special with your sense of lyricism, russell.. i like the breath of hope blowing after the crackle.. tremendous work!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 7:21:00 AM
    Very descriptive and expressive work..That lightning and thunder sometimes are terrifying..Enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for the visit..I did not enter the "I Don't Get This Rhythm" in the contest for it was suppose to be about night..I have written another one..Sara

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 2:44:00 AM
    Soul probing with philosophical overtones that grasps reality and prays for hope! Excellent!

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 1:08:00 AM
    Excellent poem with scary tip-top image my dear friend, Russell. I enjoyed reading it this afternoon. Thank you so much for sharing & good luck always! Have a grace-filled wkend! love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 9:40:00 PM
    Very scary picture you have created

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 8:35:00 PM
    You must have been born on Halloween Russell, another great write xxx