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Silent Storms

Updated on February 12, 2017
Her eyes are wide open
Yet, she can't see a thing

The skies are dark-
And there's no sound.

A hallowed blackness surrounds-
..she can feel something..

A steady vibration, 
Beginning at the core...

She's never felt anything 
Infinitely powerful before

For a second- she felt 
Gravity increasing and time come to a stop. 

Down to her knees...
She drops.

Her thoughts-
relentlessly shrieking inside her mind. 

Shes weathered, worn. 
And it doesn't matter how long she prepared-

Her heart is her gravity. 
She's been avoiding this moment -- so many years...

And comes, 
The Silent Storms- 
Manifesting from her fears

In one breath she admits
she'd rather take this chance 

Than to face 
The alternative.

With clenched fists, 
She pounds on floor

Picks herself up with dignity, 
And does something she hadn't done before...

Lightning begins to light her way- 
The clouds stir, moving rapidly

Changing into shades 
Of Violet and Blue

She could see the emotions 
She believed she kept at bay.. 

Surrounded her in a large, midnight hue and circular wave. 
She looks up to the angry, yet sad dark sky- 

And wishes she could become like the Eagle... 
Soar up above the storms. 

Though her bones are hollow-
Her feet are moored to the ground. 

She won't be able to fly- 
She will drown. 

She spins slowly, 
facing images of her memories in the water.

They flash, they dance-
Hurricanes form in the back..

She braces herself, 
holds her breath

As the waves 
crash down 
upon her...

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    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 

      19 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Jayley,

      Thanks for following me, but I was not aware that you had been following me.

      I must send you a personalized thank you email very soon.

      Keep in touch!

    • littlebluefeather profile imageAUTHOR

      JL Reyes 

      19 months ago from Saturns Rings

      Kenneth of course I am following you!

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      Kenneth Avery 

      19 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Jayley,

      Floating, I am sure.

      If you aren't following me, I invite you to do so and we

      can share poetry ideas and such.

    • littlebluefeather profile imageAUTHOR

      JL Reyes 

      19 months ago from Saturns Rings

      haha, thank you Kenneth, truly appreciate you stopping by again and asking me about about it. I wrote this piece with intense emotion. The water that surrounded her was the emotions she couldn't see, never wanted to feel so she used all her strength to keep it away. But after realizing how anchored holding back made her feel, she decided to let go and embrace her emotions. What shes feeling is an epiphany, and a combination of feeling liberated but also imprisoned. Does she float or drown?

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      Kenneth Avery 

      20 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Jayley,

      Forgive my stopping by again, but in re-reading your beautiful piece of poetry, I found that in the middle of the poem, you are allowing the girl to "feel" something and that something is not of human form or emotion.

      Am I right???

      Great piece of poetry.

    • littlebluefeather profile imageAUTHOR

      JL Reyes 

      20 months ago from Saturns Rings

      Intense is usually the word used to describe me :)

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      manatita44 

      20 months ago from london

      An intense piece! Great poetry!

    • littlebluefeather profile imageAUTHOR

      JL Reyes 

      21 months ago from Saturns Rings

      Thank you Venkatachari!!! you are way too modest Im sure haha, but deeply appreciated. how was your Valentines day?

    • littlebluefeather profile imageAUTHOR

      JL Reyes 

      21 months ago from Saturns Rings

      thanks Whonu,I really appreciate your honest and kind words. :)

    • littlebluefeather profile imageAUTHOR

      JL Reyes 

      21 months ago from Saturns Rings

      Thank you Kenneth! I enjoyed Beggars Lament, I've honestly never been good with placing my poetry under a sub genre. Id love your insight. Honored to follow as well, I hope you enjoyed the late holiday!!!

    • littlebluefeather profile imageAUTHOR

      JL Reyes 

      21 months ago from Saturns Rings

      Thank you! I honestly wasn't so sure about this one. Haha, Thank you for reading I really appreciate your kind words. Happy belated Valentines day!!! :)

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      Louise Powles 

      21 months ago from Norfolk, England

      I really enjoyed reading your poem, and the added pictures are lovely too. You're a talented poet. =)

    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 

      21 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Jayley,

      Fantastic wording and imagery made with your ideas in words.

      I loved it.

      I am pretty much about Abstract/Prose poetry. You might check

      my latest, "Beggar's Lament," and let me know what you think.

      Honored to read your works.

      Honored too to follow.

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      whonunuwho 

      21 months ago from United States

      Thank you for sharing this emotional expression and its poignant hold on the reader. whonu

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      Venkatachari M 

      21 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      A great poem touching to the depths of one's feelings. It is both emotional and scary. The presentation is too much appreciated.

    • littlebluefeather profile imageAUTHOR

      JL Reyes 

      21 months ago from Saturns Rings

      Thank you! ^.^

    • littlebluefeather profile imageAUTHOR

      JL Reyes 

      21 months ago from Saturns Rings

      Thank you for reading and commenting especially!!!

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      nicey 

      21 months ago

      I enjoyed your poem.Thanks

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      threekeys 

      21 months ago

      Hauntingly emotional.

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