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A Quiet Fury

A quiet fury gathered on Horizon’s distant side. Its merciless intensity was destined to collide with unsuspecting entities entombed beneath the ground all huddled ‘neath a canopy, immune to earthly sound. The timbered crown held steady 'till it met the tempest thrust. Though some were felled by Heaven’s flogging, others stood the gust. Malevolent gray shadows rolled and tumbled in the toil as ominous dark nimbostratus stewed within the boil. The sky peeled open wide releasing terrifying might as spears of jagged lightning were unleashed upon the night. A bolt was hurled from heaven and it found its mark below, within the silent forest stood one massive tree aglow. Barbs of lightning pierced its trunk and blew the shards of bark into arrays of shrapnel as it ripped its limbs apart. Then torrent rains began to pour upon its ravaged frame to calm the rage sent from above, extinguishing the flame. Those mighty winds have faded to a whisper once again, the Sun returns its solace as it beams across the land. The silent calm of morning is restored by breaking dawn. For now the quiet fury from the Heavens has withdrawn. Host: Mark Toney Marathon Contest mile 25 1-19-2020

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Date: 3/18/2023 6:49:00 AM
Could be a storm, could be a metaphor, either way, an exceptional write Mark. Not hard to see this storm:) A pleasure to read you this morning old friend. I saw this one climbing up the top 100 thought I better come see. Glad I did:)
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Date: 2/3/2023 1:17:00 PM
Mark, congratulations on your win with this poem that boils in energy and images of a devastating storm until the sun overpowers darkness again! Wonderfully done. Blessings of clear skies and warm sunlight!
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Date: 1/29/2023 4:01:00 AM
Oh wow. This one is amazing, such a inspiration and makes my heart quake with amazement. I LOVE THIS. A fave. Congrats and God bless you. Love, Gina
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Date: 1/28/2023 6:19:00 PM
Dear Mark, I am enthralled by the potent, physical energy of your poem. Your rich, robust imagery is both dynamic and dramatic, bringing me to the center of the intense fury with ease! Congratulations for your excellent win in Mark's contest. Warmest wishes, my friend.. ~Susan
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Date: 1/28/2023 2:50:00 PM
Mark, you present such exceptional imagery with your brilliant word choice. I love the use of the title's "quiet fury" in the first and last lines. A Fav Poem for me. Congratulations on your third-place podium finish on Mile 25 of my 2022 Poetry Marathon. There is only one more Poetry Marathon mile to run before the Qualifier's Final Placement Contest! More information about the Qualifier's Final Placement Contest will be given at the Mile 26 checkpoint.
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Date: 1/24/2023 3:33:00 PM
Good work and well done. Thank you for sharing your work.
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