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Suddenly the Storm

Suddenly the Storm by Amy Swanson Beautiful spring day! Warm wind so soft playfully lovingly kisses my cheek Dancing breeze quite generous with your touch you send the fallen leaves to play flying wild like children in an outdoor race *then quickly* sunshine sky darkens, the rains begin... how could I know so soon you would turn maliciously violently cruel. Wind - you grew quite pompous puffed yourself up so Gone - the gentle breeze that touched my heart 'til gathering yourself together --- ever faster --- rip-roaring, threatening, all within your path Gray sky - you accommodate destructive ego once gentle wind now spirals, uncontrolled, whirling, blackened cyclone no longer at play... you seek only to devour. Those who see you shake terrible capabilites you now possess in your anger feverishly pushing all down on their knees to worship you in fear and trembling... expecting all to cower in their homes. But... you are only wind. Vain and proud, one thing you forget; you ride *you twist* today's air currents (and take such full advantage) but only for a moment. Just as suddenly reduced to what you were... a simple slight spring breeze before the rains (debris scattered around you from your tantrum) silently awaiting - another day another place... you bide your time so well destructive cycle *perverting Mother Nature's precious gift* until the moment you arise once more so large, full of yourself uninvited, some distant spring day... sweet, chiding wind, at first loving and playful then suddenly the storm.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009




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Date: 2/14/2009 1:37:00 PM
Wonderful write Amy. Very easy to get lost in this. The format lends so perfectly to this write. Great work! Love, Robin
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Date: 2/14/2009 2:32:00 AM
lovely lines... beautiful thoughts in this write!! thank you for your thoughts and comments on my poem: Poetry!! loved it!! ~ Arany
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Date: 2/13/2009 8:59:00 PM
Beautifully done! Great work !!! Thank you :)
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Date: 2/13/2009 5:12:00 PM
Excellent work Amy, too many great lines to list them all...Raul
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Date: 2/13/2009 11:14:00 AM
Beautifully done, Amy....the way Mother Nature can be discreet...then suddenly turn around and show her nasty side, .... we have that happen quite often around here, power goes out, and sounds like it will take down the house...sitting up here on a hill, we can get pounded from all sides. Great poem...hope you get some calm sunshine soon! ~ love, Carrie
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Date: 2/13/2009 8:52:00 AM
Well written piece that flows so well..great job of personification in the piece. Well done.
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Date: 2/13/2009 8:52:00 AM
Amy WOW - WOW and then wow one more time - I just simply loved this poem from beginning to end - top to bottom - Truly amazing how you wrote this poem so beautifully yet so tragic not to mention the strength and bravery to overcome and still be here - God Bless- MJ
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Date: 2/13/2009 7:40:00 AM
Love the way you personified the wind in this write. I once wrote of the wind as well, for it is alive and loves to thrive on its ego, but we see don't we that it's just a lot of wind? LOL Very flowing and so well expressed and composed. Michael
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Date: 2/13/2009 7:34:00 AM
Suddenly the storm.. I love reading your poetry-- it's loaded with energy wonderfully written.. and you have to read it twice--just because.. :)
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