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The Shaking Menagerie

Lights out, lights out!
In the run about, the critters flee to me
Storm, blazing lightning, air too warm
My friends with fur feel a curse
On the wind- a sense of berzerk
Huddling together, kitty close for good measure
Ozone green, birds stop the preen
Feels like a train is gliding by, so close nigh
Rumble the ground before the sound
The animals knew- I had no clue
We shudder in this shack, back to back
A growl here, a hiss there, outside something howls
A banshee on the wind, makes me want to flee
Yet the twister keeps us here, shaking menagerie
Slamming rain above our heads- Oh the dread!
Here we must stay- as buildings rock and sway
Perhaps for the rest of the day- hearts heavily weigh.

A. Green

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  1. Date: 7/20/2010 10:48:00 AM
    Great poem, Amy. Wish you luck in the contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/19/2010 5:06:00 PM
    Ms. Amy green, I enjoyed this read, I was able to picture myself in the situation as i was reading. Well done. Atleast if I enter that contest I kow who I'm up against. Good Luck. On another note, I keep getting comments about something I entered in your contest. I don't know what is was. If you could tell me that would be great. I also saw the P.D. spoke about you in a slam. No worries. I can't wait to handle her in her contest. Great work, looking forward to reading more.

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 8:24:00 PM
    What a great poem for Dane Ann's contest, had me wanting to stay indoors and huddle with the kitty!! and ps...thank you so much for my placement in your Choose One contest...I just came home after a few days absence, and was so pleased to see my poem had placed. Thanks you very much:) !!

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 6:23:00 PM
    enjoyed reading today!! I missed your contest, I just wrote a limerick about a wax museum romance--just for fun...hope you like it.

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 1:47:00 PM
    Thank you. Enjoyed reading this poem. Very well, done. M.B.

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 1:22:00 PM
    Great write that should be in the winners' circle..Good luck in the contest with this very descriptive write...Sara

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 1:16:00 PM
    Wow .. I can see it and hear it in your lines Awesome Amy .. good luck in Dane Ann's contest.. how unique and clever u are.. get working on u know what about u know what .. Christmas in July should be short.. then ... full steam ahead.. with luv..

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 1:16:00 PM
    Shoot.. forgot entry for this one is "Ghosts in the Gazebo" ..booooooo

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 1:02:00 PM
    Nice imagery, head for the basement!!!Finally some inspiration for this lights out thing,Thanks~I'm glad you enjoyed "Slam bam clean up the oil man" LOL~I had to put my slam think'in hat on !!~God bless ~Rick

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 1:01:00 PM
    excellent entry, best of luck for this wonderful write...always Michael