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Thunder

As houses shake people think of red, when comes thunder.
Safely in our rooms, on our warm beds, then comes thunder.

Will you sacrifice yourself for those that you love like
In those romantic stories you've read, when comes thunder?

Even the most sturdy of men will feel like brittle
Glass and sense vast approaching dread, when comes thunder.

Women will lite slender candles to illuminate
Their tattered bibles, their daily bread, when comes thunder.

As I write this I hear something familiar yet strange,
"You are not alone, Timothy" said the loud thunder.

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  1. Date: 4/15/2013 5:36:00 PM
    timothy, remember Jealous Beast? That would make a great Fave entry in my current contest, if you can get it in on time. I am giving clues left and right to people!!

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 5:14:00 PM
    comforted we'd all like to be at those times, This is a sweet write Timothy... XOXO P.D.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/13/2013 10:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    To be honest thunder both comforts and frightens me... at times relaxing, while at other times so loud that the house shakes. But I like the way the ghazal form sorta gives the reader several different viewpoints.
  1. Date: 3/12/2013 6:20:00 AM
    Timothy - I am so very glad to have discovered your poetry!...I love this poem, particularly the 'tattered bibles' verse...looking forward to reading more and thanks for your kind comments and support - Tim

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/12/2013 10:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And thank you for returning the compliment! :D
  1. Date: 3/12/2013 5:32:00 AM
    Wow, this is an incredible Ghazal! This is a form that I haven't written more than one write! I like to try new forms and I have done a lot of forms, but this is one that I don't enjoy doing! But you have done masterfully with this poem, wow, this is truly a phenomenal piece! I loved reading this wonderful poem, Great Work!!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/12/2013 10:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That means a lot coming from you Russ! I have checked out your poetry page and yes it seems you have tried dozens of different styles... but I like that. I always try to find new ways of writing...
  1. Date: 3/11/2013 10:15:00 PM
    How gorgeous!! A form I have never read before! I really like this, you did such a good job- mastering repetition doesn't come with ease! Well done, you have skills! And to answer your question about if I sing or play instruments, yes, I am a singer :) still don't have a guitar... but once I can afford it I will!

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/11/2013 10:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I bid you good luck on your musical journey! :D It's a very rewarding path to take, trust me!
  1. Date: 3/11/2013 4:35:00 PM
    Ah, yes, the old GHAZAL. I remember trying it one time in a contest challenge here a few years ago. It was difficult to do. I sure enjoyed seeing what you came up with for that form of poetry. I don't suppose you ever heard the song Timothy, did you? It was from around 1969.(you might find the theme of it fascinating in a morbid way!)

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/11/2013 7:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Are you talking about the Fleetwood Mac song? "Thunder only happens when it's raining... lovers only love you when you're playing"? Ghazal's are a unique challenge... I'm glad you liked it!
  1. Date: 3/11/2013 3:27:00 PM
    Well, glad that's the message you got from the thunder ;) Lovely poem! Thanks for taking the time to read some of my work! :)

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/11/2013 7:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm somewhat of an obsessive read sometimes, haha. Thanks for your support!