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Thunderstorm: A Poem

Updated on August 16, 2012

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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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

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

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      5 years ago

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

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      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! :)

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      Rema T V 5 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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      Mary Hyatt 5 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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      AudraLeigh 5 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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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Unique Hiram 5 years ago from Midwest

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

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      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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      Aiysha Jebali 5 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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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

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

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      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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      melbelle 5 years ago from Southern United States

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

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

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

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      lcbenefield 5 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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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

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

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Anne 5 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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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      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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      Rinita Sen 5 years ago

      What a neat poem, short and graceful!

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      whonunuwho 5 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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      Kamalesh050 5 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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      MundaneMondays 5 years ago

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

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      Kathy 5 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!

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      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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      deergha 5 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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