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A Perfect Family Storm

A Perfect Family Storm A perfect storm is brewing, against my family seas Calm waters now are tossing to and fro. It started with a rumble; grey clouds formed overhead No sure from which direction it will blow. Strong waves roll in and lash the shore, wetting all the sand Should I then dare dip toes into the sea? The undercurrent grip is strong, weakening my stand From both sides now I feel the pull on me. I fear a lightning strike is near, its flash a telling sign Hear rumbling of the thunder overhead. Sky clouds are black, this canopy bearing heavy rain, These threatening signs have filled my soul with dread. My tears like rain are running free, streaming down my face My heart-felt sobs keep rising in my chest. The elements beyond control, this time may not abate I know I must stand strong to pass this test. Past storms have come and gone away, seas return to calm Bright sunny skies bring warmth upon the ground. This hurricane seen forming now, the tide is rising fast The waves too deep, I fear my futures drowned. I cannot stop the surging swell, or breakers rushing in Against the rocks I feel my body thrown. The fury of the lashing winds, whipping at my soul Could forever change the peace that I have known? However, there’s a turning point; I see the weather change Calm waters, flow instead of rushing tide. The wind and rain, no longer lash, the sky is clear and bright Together, have my family by my side. Sometimes the outcome of a storm, is subject to its force Destructive winds may tear apart your home. A rebuild then the only way, to make foundations strong Replace the shifting sands this time with stone. Christine 2021

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Date: 12/9/2021 6:44:00 PM
Hi there Christine ... the ocean is a huge powerful force when it gets angry as many a seafarer has witnessed. Listening to the waves pounding against rocks is enough to warn me away - thanks again Christine for posting your bush ballad style poetry - Lindsay
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Christine Watts
Date: 12/9/2021 10:13:00 PM
Hi Lindsay Thanks fir your review I wrote this as a mother having some family dynamic issues ( siblings fighting) and so I used the sea as a metaphor for my feelings at the time Wondering if the family would break up But as it happens the ‘storm’ passed and all is well now Cheers Chris