Night Fears.......

Twilight and sticky in the humid
august air uncomfortable .... such an anomaly
Lightning flashes in the distance you can feel the
friction in the air as thunder rolls into your valley

Grey- green the base of the thunderclouds
while you pull the covers for protection
Primal fears in the molecules of air left over
from days rejection

Instantly blasted winds jangle the wind chimes
the barn door slams on rusted hinges
And in the mist on the meadows a glow
lights the trees on the fringes

The unnerving eye of nature flickers in fear
forming the funnel cloud
Deafening explosions ...... thunder
vibrating walls .......so damn loud

Just when you awake in the darkness after the
rains .....you walk in the dark across the room
Drawing the shade away from the window
searching into the darkest gloom

And there on the dangerous edge of light
something moves .........what is going on
While you wring your hands there at the window
untill ..slowly .....early dawn

Eyes wide shut ....you try to sleep ....fatigue
controls your hearing .....whats that sound
Slowly .......so slowly into fatiguing mist
the drumming rains  lie down

Awakening you before light  ......the rumbling
fear in your soul steals away
And as the robins begin there singing
finally you lie awake .......another day








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tnderhrt23 5 years ago

ahorseback, your work choices here are just sublime. Felt like I was right there at the window...your descriptions are so crystal! Right down to the air! Just a fabulous read!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

tnderhrt , you are to kind ! Thank you for always being here to share , it means a lot.


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CheyenneAutumn 5 years ago

I love the sound of a storm at night - somehow it soothes me to know the rage is outside of me and I can hide yet again.

You captured the tempest wonderfully -

Stay safe and dry my friend

Laurie


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Another great read! You are so talented with lyrical descriptions!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Very good.


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LaurieDawn 5 years ago

I love the way your words are descriptive and I can feel them. I have had many a dark night like that where I lay there, wondering, waiting to sleep and yet find it elusive. Awaiting the light of dawn to bring in the new day, and forget the past darkness.

Beautiful.

Blessings and hugs,

Laurie


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Ahorseback, first let me confess that for some unknown reason I appeared to not be following you? scratching my head:0) I immediately corrected that and am now following you, I always thought I was?

This work is exceptional, the imagery is incredible as usual, you know how to pull things from your soul and put them to paper. I felt the thunder, rain and the smell of the air after a good down pour. Simply brilliant this work is, Bravo, I applaud you and rate this Up way Up..


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I see and hear it now. Perfection.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hi Laurie , Storms and I ; we share the same nature at times , I have often been the storm inside and outside, the calm in the morning! Stay smiling dear one.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Thank you hyphenbird, for being here to "listen".....


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Will Star, good to see you, Thanks for understanding. and as always for you kindness.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Laurie Dawn , thanks but I dont like the idea of you not sleeping! Take care of yourself now! Maybe we need a "Blankie" , LOL. Hugs.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Laurie Dawn , thanks but I dont like the idea of you not sleeping! Take care of yourself now! Maybe we need a "Blankie" , LOL. Hugs.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Saddlerider , I have shared with you enough too know we follow each others minds and hearts. The buttons are just the buttons my friend. Thank you for humbling me .:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Amy , Sleep well now my dear! The storms have passed beyond us.....Thank you.


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LaurieDawn 5 years ago

*laughs* Ahorseback!!! Maybe I do!! I have had one since I was a little girl, and there are times when I do cuddle up in it, and it makes things seem all better. I have never been a fan of the dark and also sleep with a nightlite! I know, I know just a big baby at heart!

*hugs*

Laurie


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State

Beautiful expression... You have a wonderful way about your writing... Thanks for the great read tonight!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Laurie Dawn, You do know that we are all big babies at heart dont you???? I never had a blankie , but I did have the need for one ! I haven't met a woman or a man alive that doesn't have a little "baby " in them though , I hope you take care of your self you deserve happiness. Hugs.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

H.C. Porter, Hello girl, as you also have such a way with words. Thank you !, I've got to catch up on your hubs, I have been neglecting some of the best writers and thats not nice. Hugs to you. I hope your little family is well.


Denizee 5 years ago

So talented a writer, your visuals are outstanding allowing the reader to be with you in your posts. I'm a fan of yours now after reading enough to note that you will continue to bring great writes, and great reads here.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Denizee, thank you , you're making me blush. I have read alot in my life and feel that interesting visuals are important to hold my attention. But yu're too kind. I'm just a beginner. Take care.


daddysgirl 5 years ago

Wow this poem describes my nightly ritual! It comes from mostly the storms within. Anxiety disorder no doubt keeps most awake...not to mention dreading the next work day! Full of imagery


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hey Sweety Pie , I do love storms , even at night , of course we don't have to worry about the house lifting off! A little safer here!...Love you dear girl.

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