Thunderstorm: A Poem

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I applaud the sound of thunder,


Because I know it will erase,


All the stupid, silly problems,


That I must surely face,


If the floods cover my kneecaps,


I hope it’s full of grace,


To cover scrapes and bruises,


And thoughts I can’t replace.



I welcome every storm,


‘Cause the patter keeps the pace,


As raindrops fall from heaven,


To fill the empty space,


It sinks in soil like love,


But leaves without a trace,


No more gray clouds up above,


Only a rainbow in its place.






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dghbrh 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Very beautifully woven poem.....there is a colorful rainbow after all dark gloomy rain. short but sweet.

all votes and awesome:-)


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

dghbrh: Thank you! Yes, sometimes the storms of life are bearable because there's always a rainbow waiting on the other the side. Thanks for voting! :)


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Lucky Cats 4 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

I love thunderstorms! Exciting! Beautiful as they approach! Scary! Nature completely out of control. I miss seeing the lightning flashing, thunder clapping...very nice description and you've captured how they come and go just like that! No more gray skys...

"But leaves without a trace,

No more gray clouds up above,

Only a rainbow in its place."

This is so true!


MundaneMondays 4 years ago

Who knew thunder could be expressed so fully...WOW ...you're good....I ..think i love you ..lol


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Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

I love the poem - it is Beautiful . Voted Up. Best Wishes, Kamalesh


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

A sweet poem of hope and inspiration of what life may hold in store for us.There is nothing like a good thunderstorm to remind us all that we are small and He is great.


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Senoritaa 4 years ago

What a neat poem, short and graceful!


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Lucky Cats: Yes, they are definitely fleeting (most of the time). They are almost magical. Thanks for commenting!

Mundane Mondays: Thank you! Well, I love you for saying that. lol

Kamalesho50: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for voting. :)

whonunuwho: "We are small and He is great." Yes, I agree. Thunderstorms clearly display God's power and majesty.

Senoritaa: Thanks for reading! I appreciate your sweet comment. :)


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bac2basics 4 years ago from Spain

Love the way you used a thunderstorm as a metaphor. Hope you rainbow is bright and lasting :)


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

bac2basics: Thank you. I hope your rainbow is beautiful as well. :)


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

very nice and soft , I love the rain. great poem.


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia

Beautiful. It takes the rain and sunshine to make a rainbow. The good and the bad go together as part of life. Thanks for sharing this.


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

I enjoyed your expression of a storm...great rhyming & metaphors...well done...voted up...cheers


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melbelle 4 years ago from Southern United States

Very nice poem. I love your picture at the top - beautiful.


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

cleaner3: I'm glad you liked it. I love the rain, too. It's so relaxing!

lcbenefield: Yes, exactly! Rainbows don't exist without the rain. You're welcome; thanks for reading!

carter06: Thanks; I don't always rhyme in my poems, but I enjoyed it this time. Thank you for voting!

melbelle: Thank you! I think the photo complements this well. I'm glad you agree. :)


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

nice poem. it come together as the impending rainbow. thanks


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Aiysha17 4 years ago from UK

An inspiring attitude to tough times. We could all learn a thing or two from this poem :) Thanks for sharing!


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Mhatter99: Thank you; I worked hard on this one. I'm happy you liked it. :)

Aiysha17: That's exactly what I was trying to convey. You're welcome; thank you for reading!


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UMHiram 4 years ago from Midwest

Awesome poem ... loved it! Looking forward to reading more of your work.


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

UMHiram: Thanks! I would be honored if you did. :)


AudraLeigh 3 years ago

What a lovely poem you have written! I like how you found optimism in the form of a rainbow at the end. You really worked very hard to share your soul. What a wonderful read this morning.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

I can't say I enjoy thunderstorms because of all the scary noise, but I do love the rainbows.

Nice poem. I like your photos, too.


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remaniki 3 years ago from Chennai, India

Hi Ebower,

I like your poem very much. Thanks for the knowledge. It helps a lot to read such meaningful poems. Sharing this all over. Cheers, Rema.


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Ebower 3 years ago from Georgia Author

AudraLeigh: I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

mary615: The thunder and lightning is scary. I guess I just wanted to find something happy about it. Thank you!

remaniki: Thanks for reading and sharing! :)


3 years ago

Wonderful sentiment! We learn through the trials that God sends us. Voted up.


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Ebower 3 years ago from Georgia Author

f: That's very true! Thanks for voting.

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