Anticipating The Storm Dreading The Aftermath

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Anticipating The Storm Dreading The Aftermath

There’s a nip in the wind,
so into warmer clothes, I’ll change
the coming storm, they say, is a beast,
but rain won’t start, till after light;
all night, the rain will pour;
I must bring in the cat.

Storms terrorize my cat,
so do rattling windows, in the wind.
Around here, rains that pour,
nring drastic temperature changes
and the raging lightening,
is a formidable beast.

Though the beast
terrorized my cat,
I await the daylight,
to view the damage from the storm’s winds
and lightening that change
Our ground, with the deluges that pour.

As it storms, I will pour
over my utility bill-beasts. 
I must also change 
the litter box, for the cat.
The raging, lightening and wind
sends her streaking, like greased lightening.

In the morning light,
orange juice, I pour.
I’ve lost another tree, to the wind;
the storm did beastly
damage and not just, to my cat;
the landscape of my town, has changed!

I will change
Into clothing that’s light.
I’ll go outside with my cat
And begin to pour
Over the debris, from the beastly 
Storm and its tempestuous winds.

They say that, change, is good, but they haven’t see a frenzied cat.
By morning’s sunlight  she’s a fur-blown beast.
Still, she’s survived the pouring Rain and the terrors brought, 
by unforgiving winds.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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  1. Date: 4/16/2015 9:26:00 AM
    These forms that repeat are not so easy to write but you have done well with this one..I enjoyed reading about the storm..Thanks for dropping by..We are stil cloudy with mist out there this morn and much cooler but the cool is nice for when the heat comes so does the humidity that is really rough..Sara

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    Date: 4/16/2015 1:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much, Sara; I do enjoy writing Sestina's, but no they are not easy. Glad you dropped by.
  1. Date: 4/16/2015 5:36:00 AM
    Poor Kitty. Animals know the power of Mother Nature and respect her more than humans. Great poem!

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    Date: 4/16/2015 8:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So true and we could learn so much from the animals if we would just put aside our prejudices and programming. Thanks so much for stopping by.
  1. Date: 4/16/2015 2:57:00 AM
    Excellent Imagery write. Enjoyed. Tfs

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    Date: 4/16/2015 8:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Ravi; I always appreciate the comments.
  1. Date: 4/16/2015 12:54:00 AM
    Better change into warmer clothing...7+++

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    Date: 4/16/2015 8:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh, believe me, I do. Thanks so much for the great "7" rate and comments.
  1. Date: 4/14/2015 12:13:00 AM
    we have lots of typhoons here.. enjoyed the whole mood of this piece.. powerful!.. hope your cat is alright.. huggs

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    Date: 4/14/2015 8:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    She's just fine, she's always scared of storms and wind. Thanks for stopping by.
  1. Date: 4/13/2015 4:11:00 PM
    The power of storms is quite an amazing sight. Luckily for us in the Highlands it's more wind damage. When one sees the likes of 'Tornado Alley' we get off quite lightly here. Loved this MLK, glad your cat is ok, smiles, James :)

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    Date: 4/14/2015 8:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks, James.
  1. Date: 4/13/2015 12:58:00 PM
    Cat are so resilient we learn much from them, and they give us so much affection, enjoyed your poem on weather change dear one xxx

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    Date: 4/14/2015 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm glad that you stopped by to read and comment. Thanks
  1. Date: 4/13/2015 8:25:00 AM
    A fine go at one of the most difficult forms there is! Thanks for always stopping by and being so supportive. Light & Love

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    Date: 4/13/2015 9:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, for some reason, I seem to enjoy the challenge of the Sestina.
  1. Date: 4/13/2015 8:07:00 AM
    what brilliant imagery - my sister's cats all hate getting wet - thankfully we dont have severe storms:-) Hugs Jan xx 7 xx

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    Date: 4/13/2015 9:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jan; we have some bad ones here; my cats have always hated getting wet, too. Glad you stopped by again.
  1. Date: 4/13/2015 6:29:00 AM
    wohoo! amazing !! it's good to be back again after one year glad to check my new poem PYRAMID :)

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    Date: 4/13/2015 6:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much for reading and commenting. I will check out the poem, Pyramid.