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Within a Storm

A small tree, quite old, sits near the harbor Where the water swooshes into the rocks A real dark blue, near black, color exists A murky flow hits hard there by the docks The wind picks up, a storm is on the way Tree bends but surely refuses to break The sound becomes deafening with the waves Even by the beach the water does rake Past the beach is a lovely green pasture Wild flowers blooming here and there, softly Brings the feeling of peace before the storm Lifting wind displays its power greatly In the horizon deep into the sea The lightning flashes and thunder crashes Brings the storm on its heels, moving briskly I run to take cover from its thrashes The storm comes, a mega-powerful force Wind blows greatly, moving water fiercely All the flowers in the field hold their ground Just as it came in fast, it leaves quickly I’m free from the grasp of nature’s fury Free to enjoy calmer waters once more Air has a crisp, cool feelings all about I revisit the small tree that’s now sore
Russell Sivey Contest: Surprise me Sponsor: Giorgio Veneto 7/25/2013

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  1. Date: 8/1/2013 1:31:00 PM
    Very lovely Russell,I thoroughly enjoyed perusing this one today.

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 8:40:00 PM
    This is a beauty! Incredible imagery captures the reader from the begining! Congratulations on a very fine win, Russell! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 5:29:00 PM
    Russell hi fantastic imagery superb congrats on fine win Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 2:26:00 PM
    so glad to see this gem was a winner - congrats on all your wins : )

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 1:44:00 PM
    Hello Russell, congratulations with your surprising winning poem in 'Giorgio Veneto' contest. always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 4:31:00 AM
    Russell I so enjoyed Mother Nature's fury. She can certainly be unpredictable. Congratulations on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 6:42:00 PM
    Great characterization of the tree braving the storms. Congratulations on your well deserved win :)

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 6:32:00 PM
    Hello! So pleased to stop by your work today- you didn't disappoint! I love this piece you have written, especially the last stanza! Very beautiful and written with nice imagery. You're right, you do write about the beauty of nature and such! And I enjoy it immensely. :) By the way, your recent comment was so kind, thank you so much! Hugs!

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 3:58:00 PM
    This is great Russ, good luck in the contest

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 2:01:00 PM
    Hey the sore tree reference...I've seen..a few look like that after storms around here...really a wonderful poem in between the lines too!

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 10:49:00 AM
    Awesome! Battle through earth's elements, to see the sunrise again.

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 8:23:00 AM
    Interesting write enjoyed the story-like format you chose to go for. *smiles* Ron

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 6:06:00 AM
    I like the contrast that is used in this poem. Its a storm within a storm...Nice metaphorical expressions are conveyed throughout this poem.

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 4:57:00 AM
    Interesting way to go ...Was this a real storm or was it a liffe's storm is the question..Great contest entry..Thanks for the visit to my work just started..Sara