Were you there too storm chaser........

Standing so near
the edge of sanity
I looked away to the
building storms

From the southwest she came
like the charge of an old enemy
Though once feared..... now blessed this
thunderous harmony

Stealing a deep breath only to slip
beneath the rivers gentle flow
And as a rain begins above me I
listen to the storm from below

Like the whales I fear no thunder
nor arc of burning light
Like the sea this river engulfs me
as I tested the storms one tonight

This storm chaser young once
and full of wonder
To dwell within storms of fury......
and observe it from down under

Didn't you ever swim the river
during the stormy august night
Didn't you ever test the wonder
of nature's awesome might

You know these storms will pass
as well ......there's no need to fear
The safety of nature will cradle your
beneath her breasts so dear

I am reminded often of the summers of my youth that though now seem almost in another world , once in a while come to the surface . Like this one , swimming in the whitewater river pools and not wanting to get out of the water during a storm. Only to slip silently beneath the surface and listen as the rain drums on the surface above me and the thunder rumbles softly in the distance. Was I nuts ? Or were you there too?

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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Another very interesting poem, almost soft memories from my childhood. Voted up.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Thank you Michele ,Hello my Storm chaser friend ! I sure hope you are well!


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Hi ahorseback, guess what I am doing today...riding a horse, well after I clean the stall :)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Loved this. Voted up and awesome. Love looking into the dark clouds and whipping wind and a storm approaches.


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

I have definitely chased some storms here... beautifully done :)


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RunningDeer 4 years ago from Iowa

Voted up. Good flow and lovely choice of words.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Thank you all so much , Im so far behind I'lll never catch up ! Michele !!!!Good for you Ride on girl !

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