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Early Morning Thunderstorm

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Early Morning Thunderstorm

Thunder booms at three a.m.,
Reverberations shake the house.
Lightning strikes with blinding flash,
While snores come from my sleeping spouse.

The roar of rain pelting the roof,
Wind gusts beat against windowpanes.
Lying awake with pounding heart,
Praying I don't hear a train.**

Eyes are heavy, needing sleep,
But thunder and lightning keep me awake.
I wish this storm would blow away,
Don't know how much more my nerves can take.

At last the angry storm abates,
My weary body can relax and rest.
I close my eyes prepared to sleep...
Only to hear hubby's chainsaw at its best!

Frustration builds and I want to scream,
"Wake up you noisy knucklehead!"
But with great restraint I hold my peace,
And snuggle close to him instead.

**(a tornado is said to sound like a train when it approaches.)





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  1. Date: 11/19/2012 9:46:00 AM

    Some of my fondest childhood memories are of cuddling in my blankets and quilts during summer rainstorms. The pelting raindrops on the tin roof of my bedroom were like a massage. I could sleep through a hurricane knowing all was well in my little world. Thanks for a delightfull post..... Jake

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 7:57:00 PM

    Those nighttime storms sure can get loud! I rather like it when the panes rattle so long as I am not attempting to sleep.

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 7:45:00 PM

    very nice story Kim....those thunderstorms can rattle the nerves

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 5:10:00 PM

    this was very fun to read. Glad I am finally seeing it!!!

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 12:00:00 PM

    Kim, finally comes a new poem from you ..... A poem by storm and smile, very well written. - Have a nice week. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 5:56:00 AM

    this is just delightful, kim! i love the rhyme, the imagery and especially the humor. the ending is perfect, too!

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 2:21:00 AM

    Yes, I will be the first to comment your poem!!! Good one!! Thunder and lightning always keep me awake I am terrified!!! Hugs - Laila