Thunder and Lightning the Powers of Nature


Excuse the bumps my horse kept nudging me for attention

A Few Moments to Share

I was out back at the barn when the sky lit up and I couldn't help but sit in a state of awe and wonder. As I grabbed my phone to save the moment I thought I would share the shots and words that came to mind. I know the video and pictures don't do it justice but what a spectacular show mother nature displayed for all.

Thunder and Lightning the Powers of Nature

When I think of the powers of Nature
It’s as if I never seemed to care
What an intensive brilliant force
And the powers that dare

Who in the blink of an eye
Can turn a bright sunny day
Into the bleak of darkness
And the powers that may

Take a cloudy sky and fill it
With brazen blasts of thunder
Is it possible that until now
I never sat and wondered

How bolts of lightning
That shot thru the sky
Could be so breathtaking
Yet I never wondered why

The energy and power
That brings us such light
Who dares to ponder and research
The powers that might

In a split second
A tree, an animal, a human at best
How many have the forces of nature
Laid down to rest

There’s no warning, no sign
Sometimes not a drop from the sky
Yet we sit and watch in awe
As the day goes by

We seem to think it is a sign
Of rain and storms soon to come

Then as quick as it came
It leaves us, now feeling numb

No rain, no storms
No slain today
Just mother nature showing her strength
In a most spectacular way

We’ll wait to see
When she’ll strike again
Because predicting mother nature
Is a battle we still dare to win

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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Charlu, the powers of nature so beautifully described here

The fork lightening looks pretty spectacular in the video, it must have been an awesome show!

Many thanks for sharing.

tinknfelix 5 years ago

Wooowww - it reminds me of when I lived in the midwest. Summer thunderstorms were awesome. My town actually got hit by a tornado and my confirmation was canceled due to the roof being taken off. (not so awesome)

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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very informative hub about lightning. Actually I had wrote about "deadly lightning". They all amazing, but it could be a killer machine for us. Just keep watching and be careful when the lightning come to us. Vote up!


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Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi Charlu,

Great hub and pictures Charlu. It must have been amazing and exhilirating to watch.

"We’ll wait to see

When she’ll strike again

Because predicting mother nature

Is a battle we still dare to win"

I think we take Mother Nature for granted and think we can outsmart her.

"It's not nice to fool Mother Nature.

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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Charlu, the video in your hub is pretty spectacular. It complements your poem very well, nicely done.

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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

A brilliant hub which i really enjoyed and here's to many more to share.

Take care


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daborn7 5 years ago from California

Wow, nice way to express nature. I love nature too, especially thunder and lightning. I obviously jumped on reading this when I saw the title. Thanks for sharing!

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Charlu 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Daborn7 Thanks for your wonderful comment and your time

Have an incredible day and sorry I took so long.

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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Nice poem about Mother Nature and the power of lightening and storms. Liked your photos and video. Voted beautiful.

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Charlu 4 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Peggy for your comment and your vote. I'm glad you enjoyed it

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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America

I think your horse wanted to go home! And glad you got him/her there with those cute pigs. Enjoyed your lightening takes - I've tried to capture it too. Mother Nature is so unpredictable!

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Charlu 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Frogyfish

How right you are about mother nature and her being unpredictable, especially here in Florida. This time of year the sun is shining one minute and it's pouring the next. What's really amazing is the animals seem to know when it's coming. Thanks for stopping by and your wonderful comments.

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