S is for… STORM

Posted on 22nd July 2010 in poetry/ writing workshop

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So now it’s your turn. What prompt did you choose? 5. Storm


There is a storm coming

Building coils of dread, tighter

I can feel it in every sharp breath

Is it time for fight or flight


There is a storm coming

But will it wash away

Will it cleanse and repair

Or will pain remain


There is a storm coming

The greyness fills me

A leaden weight within

Like spadefuls of cloying wet sand


There is a storm coming

It’s anger is loud, it brings thunder

The greyness wraps me

In a blanket of familiar pain


There’s a storm coming

Do I hide from the dark

Or dance in the streaks of light

How will I know the difference

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5 Comments

  • Reply gaelikaa 22nd July 2010 at 3:21 pm

    That was powerful. I could feel the dread. Well done

  • Reply jfb57 22nd July 2010 at 3:39 pm

    This is amazing! So strong & Hope yoiu’re pleased with it!powerful!

  • Reply Sarah 23rd July 2010 at 2:42 am

    Storms evoke so many feelings and I enjoyed your writing. Sometimes I feel frightened and threatened by a storm, at other times excited and also relieved – when a hot muggy day is broken by a storm. I’ve both danced in storms and sought shelter from storms. Great writing!

  • Reply Him Up North 24th July 2010 at 11:39 pm

    This is great. Are you familiar with the naturalist poet Mary Oliver? This is very reminiscent of her work. Love it.

    • Reply mrsljhall 25th July 2010 at 8:44 am

      Thank you, no I’m not especially up on poets – I tend to be aware of the more well known ones but other than that am a bit of a philistine unfortunately! I do enjoy poetry, will make a point of looking up Mary Oliver x

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