Finding A Haven

Rain drops pelt down

hammering on my old iron roof

The wintry wind

blows with a fast fury

screaming blasphemous curses

as it whistles through the stubborn bent branches

of an ancient Gum tree

outside my window

Dark grey angry clouds

congregate like conspiring hags

planning to obliterate the moon’s right

to shine its reflected light

onto the loving earth below

Lightning strikes with vengeance

through hostile clouds

and windy rain

with no regard

for any life or earthly element

An electrifying bolt

burns a hole in the wet earth

like a gunpowder wound on a soldiers skin

searing slowly without mercy

Where can I run -

from all this tempestuous turmoil?

Dare I hide -

from nature’s manic outburst?

Will the rain water not seep

into the earth’s crust

and flow until it finds me

in time wherever I may be?

And what of the wind?

Will it not blow here and there

Far and wide

with spiteful force

and lift me from the shadows

from whence I hide?

The lightening will surely strike me down

and make certain my death


the rain shall wash my corpse

and the wind in time

will bury me for eternity

deep in the Earth’s womb

under darkness of clouds

When my worldly form has perished

my spirit shall forever roam the ether

free from any slings of false hope

and promised love unfulfilled

free from heavenly assaults

and all kinds of suffering

Then only shall once more

the face of the moon

be in full view

and no longer obscured

In that safe haven

I have procured.

© Copyright Maria D'Alessandro 2012. All Rights Reserved.

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

You are an exceptional writer!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Captures the heart Maria and love the pics.

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

wow this is beautiful and excellent

I am sharing on Facebook


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DFiduccia 4 years ago from Las Vegas

Beautiful—voted up


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TheHeavyReview 4 years ago

Darkly poetic and beautiful... great job! The imagery you use is both vivid and mysterious, very impressive.

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epigramman 4 years ago

.....even the mighty Epigramman can't write this good.

You, Maria aka Scrittobene, and Vincent Moore, are by far the two best pure poets here at Hubpages. Hey Vincent, buddy, check out our mutual and esteemed colleague here please and leave a comment on her latest masterwork of cinematic words and poetic soundtracks.

As for Epi, he is just a pool boy drowning in the shallow end of life with a few funny poe-ems. But you Scrittobene and Vincent Moore - you are the true masters of this literary art form . sending warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time 12:54pm

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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Beautiful poetry and illustrations. Another great piece of work from you! Up!

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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

@ Epigramman - thanks Colin. You hold first prize at HubPages and anywhere else for being the best friend that any poet can have. In all the years I've known you, you have never disappointed me or let me down in any way. Not only are you a loyal and true friend but you are a gentleman and a poet both on paper and in real life. Your generosity and selflessness are admirable and commendable and demonstrated in the inexhaustible effort you put in to commenting on many of your followers' hubs. Many of us here continue to write because you encourage and inspire us. You even nudge us to explore new literary territories outside our comfort zone. I want you to know Colin, that you make a difference to every one's life here at HubPages.

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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

@ billybuc - Thank you for your compliment.

@ Gypsy - I'm glad you liked my poem and the photos I selected.

@ Deborah - Again I thank you for your support and sharing this.

@ DFiduccia - Thanks for dropping by again.

@ TheHeavyReview - Many thanks for your kind review. I'm glad you liked my poem.

@ xstatic - I'm grateful you dropping in and read my poem. Thank you for your comment.

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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Beautiful poetry which appeals to the soul..

When My Lady Maria writes all the gods sing together in mesmerized appreciation

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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

@ Rahul - your rave reviews are wings for my soul and nourishment for my heart and I can only but soar to greater heights because of them.

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

the Joys of yesterdays, which were the dreams of tomorrow.

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Awesome, such a power, like a lightening bolt went through my own body! So expressive. Captivating!

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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

@ Mhatter99 - Thanks for dropping by.

@ BeyondMax - I'm glad you enjoyed my poem.



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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana

Very Descriptive and beautiful.

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Beautiful and inspiring!:)

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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

@ Sunshine - thanks for dropping by. Cheers

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IsadorasThought 4 years ago

Amazing imagery. You have some exceptional vocabulary.

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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

@ Isadoras - Many thanks for reading this and for your kind comment.

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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

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