The Thunder Roared

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    The Thunder Roared

    There was a time long ago
    When the sun set long upon the day
    A day drifted by into the night
    Quietly night fell
    The sound of crickets filled the air

    The feel of the wind softly carring
    The sound of the hooting owl
    With a puffed up chest
    Eyes that glow in the dark
    Feathers ruffled a breast
    Somethings out there


    A gentle misty breeze
    Turns to a roaring thunder
    Lightning strikes piercing the night
    The owl takes flight

    From a distance like fire
    It's piercing sword strikes
    Trees catch on fire
    Animals ran for shelter

    The river raged flowing
    Across the meadows

    Interred a raging flow
    Slapping the walls
    The smell of evening musk
    Turning to the stinch of the river

    The rush of water sent
    Homes down the river
    Cries echoed through the night
    No help in sight

    Animals scurried for higher places
    Some swallowed beneath
    The raging waters

    People floating down 
    Fear filled the air
    On a roof top sat
    clinging for life
    The cat

    A branch the hoot owl found
    He screeched


     
     

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    gogant commented on The Thunder Roared

    02-22-2010

    Hi, Betty. Wow, I can hear the thunder and feel the rushing water with these wonderful words of yours...thankfully they are calming.

    Bettysrainbow48

    02/28/2010

    Why thank you Gogant ,you know I always enjoy reading your work too. You have the talent of a great poet.

    Charlie23 commented on The Thunder Roared

    02-19-2010

    This is a well written poem, that places the reader right there in the storm! Nicely done!

    Bettysrainbow48

    02/28/2010

    I am glad you liked it. Thank you. You have some pretty nice work yourself. I enjoy reading it.

    Hampton commented on The Thunder Roared

    02-17-2010

    A well crafted trip through a thunder storm complete with sights and sounds.

    Bettysrainbow48

    02/17/2010

    The flood I went through was pretty bad. Water was flowing into the house 4 feet high.My house hold things were flowing out side the door. Nothing I could do about it.Later learned I lost a sister n law in that one. Her car went into river. It was pretty devistating. Dead cows and horses were everywhere including salmon all over the road. Pretty bad.Thank you for the comment.

    countrypoet commented on The Thunder Roared

    02-17-2010

    Betty, You have created a very powerful and vividly descriptive image of the torrentual power of a flood.My heart goes out to anyone,who has ever had to experience such a terrible thing. Terry

    SavVySam commented on The Thunder Roared

    02-17-2010

    Very dramatic use of imagery in word form creating one very scary night! ;)

    Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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