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Summer Storms

Something about eastern thunderstorms
All that electric summer heavy heat

The sudden weight of the air when the birds grew quiet and still
The big black slobbering dogs came up onto the porches

While quietly gathering behind the homes and groves of trees
The dark purple grey frowning skies, then the distant

Rolling rumbling began  warm winds whipped and wailed
The willows bowed and twisted in a frenzied dance

Little girls ran out to join, kicking off their flip flops
Wrapping themselves in the wind carried honeysuckle scents

The thunder growled in a deep throated chant
As bright white light slashed the skies 

Then the thunder rumbled again and again
Little girls squealed in horror and delight

Ran for their porches as the rain came down
Beating the ground in heavy silver sheets

And the wind roared with the rain  
The thunder rumbled and growled 

As they washed the heaviness in the air away 
All that  electric heavy heat

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  1. Date: 11/22/2010 4:02:00 PM
    Hi Linda.I think you are an incredibly talented poet.Your poetry enthralls me it is so beautiful.It is easy to read but your use of images gives it added depth,and through your words you bring everything to life.It's wonderful,thoroughly enjoyable.Thank you.June(Sylvia)

  1. Date: 10/31/2010 11:19:00 PM
    An amazing poem. Keep on writing! And thank you for commenting on my poem. HJ

  1. Date: 7/26/2010 10:28:00 PM
    LINDA , YOUR LOVELY AND EXPRESSIVE POEM REMINDED ME OF MY POEM 'SAND STORM' ! BUT I ENJOYED THIS ONE MORE ! Best wishes , - Raj

  1. Date: 6/2/2010 4:22:00 PM
    Congrats Linda on your big win in Laura's contest with thhis wonderful poem... enjoy your victory dance now and celebrate... well deserved win.. luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 5/13/2010 7:27:00 PM
    Thankxxx for your comment Linda on my entry for the new contest by Raul .. about the tragedy of the oil spill.. the photo was awesome yet sad... u present a great idea.. perhaps u should soup mail Raul Moreno and tell him your suggestion.. as a group we may be able to do something.. if I had contacts in the media I would do so.. or even Amy Green another poet so distressed by the photo.. u can tell them it was per my comment to u... enjoyed this poem as I live on the East Coast ..luv..