Thunderstorms of Life

It hurts to sit and watch as his brown eyes turn red. Still, the tiny droplets form on the rim of his eyes.  The drops fall with a steady rhythmic beat down the soft curve of his strong cheeks.  Then the palms of the strong hands reach up to blot the hundreds of raindrops caused by the thunderstorms of his life. I sit speechless, my body trembling, because I am holding back my own tears. There is nothing to say, nothing that will help to ease the pain. So I sit quietly and listen.  And as I watch him I still notice his features.

Those big brown eyes filled with sadness.  The mouth’s cotton soft lips, the lips move irregularly telling me a story that I do not hear.  I cannot hear the words because I am too involved in his emotion. His calm monotone voice soothes me.

These emotions of a strong intimacy send a brisk shiver up my back.  My mind is finally put at ease. The understanding is there and it’s almost as if these words were spoken before. There is both happiness and sadness between us. The night is finally over and the storm has passed.

 

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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

TripletMom, this is so poetic! Beautiful!


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Thank you LM - Decided to try something new here. A little nervous about it!


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Teresa McGurk 7 years ago from The Other Bangor

Trying something new is always good -- don't be nervous!


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Very good my dear and I too tried a short story today called Story-Corn Maze...I think you might like it...but my computer will be down for 2 days soo I won't know till Fri. My first attempt ever...G-Ma :O) HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY sweetie...Hugs


Auntie Bevy 7 years ago

Keep it up, this is really good! The more you open up, you'll be surprised at how much of an impact you'll have on others. It's all about sharing in any form possible.


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

Riveting, emotional writing, TM. I like how it's a bit ambiguous who the "he" is (although I think I can guess). You really made me feel the pain! I think you've found a new genre. More, please!! MM


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Thank you Teresa - I am going to try some more now that I have taken the first step.

G-Ma - I cannot wait to read what you have written I am certain it will be wonderful.

Thanks Auntie Bevy - I think its the first step that was the hardest. I have a few more that I am thinking about putting out too.

Mighty Mom - Thank you...its really interesting trying new things. Putting your feelings out there is not always easy but it is such a healing thing for me.


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

Pain is a cancer inside us, somehow we have to cut it out, before it gets the best of us.


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Amen to that GT. Completely agreed!!


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

TM

You seem to have opened a different side of you. Only one advice: Let it flow, let it flow :D


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Thank you Cris - It was a leap for me. I have a few more that I am going to put out too. I am trying very hard to let it flow, that part is a bit difficult.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

TM

Just don't pressure yourself. Take your time. It will come when it comes. :D


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Great advice Cris!! I will do just that.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

TM

No problem. Besides I think I'm ready for "another" you. :D


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packerpack 7 years ago from India, Calcutta

Good poetry in simple words. I don't like reading poetry simply because I do not understand them unless it is written in simple words. This is one of them. Enjoyed reading it


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast Author

Thank you very much packer. I am into simplicity too and I just write what I feel or felt.

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