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Hurricane Eileen - The Storm

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Hurricane Eileen - The Storm

A dedication to Eileen Ghali
for her prolific production of
inspiring work

Willow Tree = Keyboard
And that’s your only clue

Hurricane Eileen - The Storm

As darkness drew nearer
Light falling to drearer
I knew, the night was a foul
The windows were slashed
By her white lightening blast
Down the chimney old windy did howl

By her orchestrates
He rattles the grates
Appears round each gap in the door
Then in comes her rain
Through cracked window pain
As I witness her latest downpour

How the storm fascinates
With the show she creates
And I sit here and watch her for free
Down on the plain 
Taking the strain
She batters the gnarled willow tree

Great thunder clouds form 
In the head of the storm
And magic arrives in her sky
Come rivers of rain
With nowhere to drain
The water, a flood, rises high

Then happens a lull
To recharge to the full
Takes time out to contemplate
To be cruel or be kind
She rampages her mind
And comes back, at double the rate

With a boom and a crack
Bursts silver from black
A crescendo of noise fills the ear
And the gnarled willow tree
Writhes in ecstasy
By the pulse of her wild atmosphere

Mixed shadows are cast 
By her white lightening blast
Her soul, for a while, exposed
For a moment in time 
All is in rhyme
Till her story she chooses to close

As her elements soar
They’re at large with a roar
For hours they’ll dance and they’ll play
Blows the hurricane
Driving her reign
Till had, fulfilment of stay

With her forces unleashed
Her passions released
The storm passes over to light
Once more she has shown 
By the tantrum she’s sown
Her strength… her power… her MIGHT.





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  1. Date: 8/14/2013 5:04:00 AM
    I needed a boost this afternoon, so, I came back for another read....I do believe this is your best work, and not because it is about me, but the lines and SO SO smooth flowing and beautiful....It's done well in the views. Whatever the case may be...I rate it at NUMBER ONE! Hugs

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 7:56:00 PM
    An awesome tribute to one of my fave poetesses on Soup. I would also liken Eileen to a hurricane. Good work, Richard. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 5:25:00 PM
    This is beautiful. I agree with you. She is really good. She will enjoy this very much. Thanks for sharing...... Lucilla

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 10:05:00 PM
    Came back to this one that Eileen is crazy about And who can blame her? You did her proud!!! (I have looked and looked and can not find a poem of yours I have not already seen) Get up a new one!!!

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 11:44:00 PM
    Hi, Richard. Came back to this awesome piece of work! Auntie LOVES this! I really do! Hope you are having a good night! You're in dream land right now! Soup mail when you wake up...I know you are morning person, as I am! Take care...

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 6/16/2013 8:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Late reply but thank you. Yes at morning.
  1. Date: 5/26/2013 2:06:00 AM
    Awesome write Richard,, going to faves. Thank you for reading my Soul Sucker ;} You have a great day ;}

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 6/16/2013 8:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are welcome Debie. I enjoyed it very much
  1. Date: 5/5/2013 7:38:00 PM
    Richard; This is a great dedication to Eileen. That girl is relly good. she never fails to surprise me. You are one writter. thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 5/6/2013 5:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lucilla you is a hun, and yes she is good and does suprise, thank you for your lovely comment
  1. Date: 5/5/2013 9:02:00 AM
    Richard, I just wanted to thank you again for this. Honestly, it means so much to me. Yesterday, my brother and family were over, and I read it to my 18 year old niece who also loves writing. She was so impressed with your writing and with the fact that it was about me! Made me stand tall. Can't describe the feeling, just....wanted to thank you again. Hugs!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/5/2013 1:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Nice to read this right now. I'm discouraged and tired....but this comment lifts my spirit. Its time for the downpour of rain, but I'll try to be strong. Thank you.
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 5/5/2013 12:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You know you're more than welcome Eileen. You earnt this and was a pleasure for me to write. I have a copy in my paper file and you can be sure it will be read and I will think of you in the years to come.
  1. Date: 5/3/2013 7:16:00 PM
    and thanks for what you said here too in your reply to my comment!!

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 5/5/2013 12:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You're welcome
  1. Date: 5/1/2013 5:46:00 PM
    Wooof!!! That is a superb tribute to Queen Eileen!! I should have read this before written mine!! Richard, you have a powerful ability of using words and drawing images!! A superb write!!!

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 5/1/2013 6:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Guru, Queen Eileen deserves the recognition, she's one sassy and clever lady. I must say I envy you being able to talk shop face to face with her. Hope the pair of you have many happy meets.
  1. Date: 5/1/2013 1:33:00 PM
    Hi Richard. :) Just to let you know...I read it! You know just what would appeal to me. I commented back on what you posted on my latest poem. Go there if you want more details. Hope you are doing ok! :) Right now...we're in the eye of the storm...everything is calm...for now!

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 5/1/2013 4:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm pleased to hear all is calm, we all need a break sometimes, a welcome harbour to recharge our batteries. I have read your comment as left, knew you would enjoy that, has always been one of my faves.
  1. Date: 4/29/2013 7:03:00 PM
    Hey Richard. I just wanted to say thanks for all the support you've given me... it means a lot! I hope I don't come off as being a person who is "dead serious" all the time... if you want to find my goofier side you can check out Attempting One-Liners and/or my clerihews. I will be sharing some more lighthearted stuff tomorrow... thanks again for your kind and honest comments!

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 4/30/2013 9:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your comments are light hearted Tim and always interesting. I enjoy our exchanges. Honesty is the best policy along with understanding.
  1. Date: 4/29/2013 11:54:00 AM
    Richard, a poet on fire here. Astounding imagery and depth. Magnificent

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 4/30/2013 9:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Fingers still in bandages lol. I think Eileen's must be water cooled as she types lol. Thanks for the lovely comment Karen
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 9:40:00 PM
    Nicely said about my lil spitfire darling angel...one of a kind and I love her.. great write...Richard...

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/30/2013 10:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard! Really? You have to mull???? Well, maybe mis Spitfire will pay you a visit....and SOON! ;(
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 4/30/2013 9:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Donna, I second Spitfire, I'm still mulling on the angel though. lol
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/30/2013 2:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    How I love you, MD! I will cherish the words you used to describe me! Hugs! :)
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 9:02:00 PM
    wow GREAT work. You were incredibly inspired and I enjoyed the imagery!

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 4/30/2013 10:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    As they say Petal, You will find inspiring people in the soup, You would be suprised how you have inspired me. Thank you for the comment and your encouragement.
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 7:34:00 PM
    wow Richard, you picked a fine poet filled with inspiration... I love The Poet Of Eileen, for she has made me smile many times... and her avatar is like a ray of the sun... Her Might... Her Power,,, can give some one like me STRENGTH... always a fan~ LINDA

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/28/2013 8:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    May I say something???? LINDAAAAAAA! You are so so sweet! WOW! I'm touched to my very core! Bless you for saying that. Richard is a bit tease. Bear with him! ;) After all...I can't be too mean after he's gone and done this masterpiece, but you let him have it, you hear? Hugs!
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 4/28/2013 7:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You might be less of a fan after you see yours hahahahahaha
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 3:02:00 PM
    A very unique work..Descriptive and expressive work..Enjoyed reading it this afternoon..Thanks for your visit..Your comments were encouraging..Sara

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 4/28/2013 7:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara, always a pleasure to hear from you
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 9:52:00 AM
    This is so fitting for lovable Eileen. Thunder storms are both frightening and beautiful... they can cause a lot of damage if they happen too close, but if you're just far enough to watch the show... it's out of this world.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/3/2013 1:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Timothy. :) Very sweet of you. Richard, most men are.
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 4/28/2013 7:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm a storm watcher
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 8:04:00 AM
    - Nature's power - very fascinating to watch on TV .... but, I have great respect and fear the strong forces. - A very well written poem Richard. - Have a nice Sunday. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 4/28/2013 7:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anne Lise, though I prefer to feel the force, thanks for the comment
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 7:25:00 AM
    soup mail, Richard.

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