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Look at the Gathering Storm

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Look at the Gathering Storm

   The sky is gray
  as late afternoon morphs into evening
   We are not prepared fot the gathering storm
Peace is what we seek 
   But the sky offers little hope  
and when the heavens burst 
we are taken aback
   We must prepare ourselves 
swiftly
   or be swept away by the 
howling storm or are struck by lightning
  An awesome display of nature's power
Despite advances we cannot yet 
    cope with the forces unleashed 
in a storm
   Look out your window 
  Prepare yourself for the worst 
For nature does not make comprimises 
   or change to suit us 
Prayers, rise heavenward 
   Let's take solace
in our small structures 
and our loved ones

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  1. Date: 7/31/2012 9:08:00 PM
    what a perfect ending. Take solace in our small structures and our loved ones. I love that. About my poem on the ocean waves. I just wrote whatever came into my head to go best with my rhyming words. Not thinking of ATlantis. The poem developed as I went along. I love when that happens!!

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 12:24:00 PM
    Lovely poem, there is nothing more calming than a torrential storm, yet there is so much more to this poem. I have just skimmed the tip of the ice. Thank you for visiting my poem and there is more to that poem than meets the eye ;)

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 11:19:00 AM
    Nature...she's a powerful force. One not to be taken lightly. You've written a powerful poem here...made me shudder !! Blessed be all that find themselves in her wrath !!

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 12:56:00 PM
    Take care.....natural forces are strong Matthew. - Brilliant poem. - oxox Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 12:25:00 AM
    I think its amazing what can happen in this volatile world Matthew; I hope this is reflective of past happenings and not a portent of the future.. Good to see you are keeping up the writes yours Joe..)

  1. Date: 7/28/2012 6:37:00 PM
    Yikes! This is un-nerving, Matthew! Made me look outside, while we always have a breeze there is none this evening.:( No compromises, contemplations nor compensation from nature? When God gets angry "Prayers, rise heavenward". Thanks for sharing! Best wishes, Mikki