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Weathering The Stormy Days Of Life : Written in rhyming fashion

Updated on February 10, 2017
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My name is Ruby. I write poetry, flash fiction and short stories. I am a dreamer who believes in equality for all mankind.

I went to bed listening to the rain splashing against my windowpane

I woke up to the sound of thunder clapping, mixed with whipping rain

Together they sound like a harsh piano refrain


The sky looks angry, clouds rolling in unorganized disarray

Bolts of lightening striking

In the distance far away

Signal lost on my TV, lights flickering, then darkness engulfs

I look out my dining room window

To see my colorful finches' pecking at their empty trough

I don my hat and boots and quickly fill their swinging feeder

They arrive swarming like bees

Pecking the seeds, nothing could be more sweeter

The neighbors cat comes running, knowing I'll fill his dish too

The morning could be better, but knowing my critter's are depending on me

Especially when I look up and see the clouds parting and witnessing a touch of blue

So it's February the seventh, on a Tuesday morning in Southern Illinois, where the weather can be so alarming

The rain always ceases, the sun always peeks through. The trees will bud. My flower's will emerge from beneath the winter's soil

I will weather the stormy days of life and emerge energized because life is an adventure, a pleasure and usually very charming

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Tamara. The stormy day brought forth this piece. I was hoping the reader would see the hope shine through. Thank you so much..

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      Tamara Moore 6 months ago

      I love this rhyming of yours, as I did the other one I just commented on. It's FUN! And, the pictures are so beautiful. I also like the video you chose, Sinatra. Sentimental. Lovely. Encouraging. Inspirational.

      Hugs,

      Tamara

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 8 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Shauna. I'm so glad you like my poetry. I love to rhyme. Thank you so much...

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      Shauna L Bowling 8 months ago from Central Florida

      Beautiful, Ruby! I love your poetry. It always tells a story.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 8 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Manatita, Glad you found this a fun read. I enjoyed writing about a stormy day. Thank you again for always supporting my writing. Hugs...

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      manatita44 8 months ago from london

      An enjoyable and fun piece to read and with charming images both practical and in words. Bravo!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

      You are welcome Rasma. Happy you enjoyed the imagery and Frank. Thank you..

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 9 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Most inspirational and great imagery. Thanks for the added touch of Frank.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I'm so glad you liked this. It was a fun piece to write. The stormy day woke my muse up. lol, Thank you much...

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      William Kovacic 9 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      I see the picture you painted in full color. Wonderful piece here, Ruby. Poetic and so descriptive. A fun piece to read!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Nadine. I wonder if we would have storms if we lived on another planet? I guess we'd have our up's and down's wherever we lived. See how I react from reading your cosmic pieces. lol. Thank you...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Audrey, I think we get about the same weather, which is wonderful except for the storms. The forecast is calling for pleasant weather this weekend, supposed to be in the 60's. Thanks for always leaving a positive comment. Cheers...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you Clive for the sweet comment. Namaste...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Genna. You are so generous with your comments. I'm happy that you felt the words in this piece. Frank was never one of my favorites, but I like this song. My sister Mary was head-over-heels in love with Frank at the time. I was too wrapped up with Elvis. Thanks so much for visiting my page. Namaste!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Shanmarie, I remember you telling me you were from Il, so I know you are aware of the unpredictable weather. This has been a month of rain, wind and snow flurries. Thankful no tornados, YET. Thanks so much for reading my stormy piece.....

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Martie. You have described Illinois weather perfectly. One day it's nice, the next day can be treacherous. We've been lucky, no tornadoes in the last three years. Most everyone has a basement to go to when it's storming. It is beautiful today but cold. Thank you for visiting my place. Hugs my friend...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Bill. Guess what, it snowed yesterday and today the sun is so bright it hurts the eyes, go figure. Whatever comes we will make it, right? Thank you much...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello John. Your comment is very true, whether it's stormy or sunny, we strive to live and do the best we can. Feeding my critters is a big part of my daily life, and I love it. Thank you much...

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      Nadine May 9 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Lovely expression on how we experience living on planet Earth!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Frank, your comments are always amazing. Thank you....

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Shyron. Would you believe we had snow flurries yesterday? I demand some sun. Love your poem. Thank you...

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      Audrey Hunt 9 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Ruby. Your exciting poetry describes exactly what my night was like. Tomorrow may be more of the same. Love Sinatra....with a passion!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Theresa. I love taking care of my birds and the neighbor's cat. If you'll remember I'm allergic to animals and can't have one inside, so I feed the cat outside. He comes running when he sees me outside. And, yes we've certainly had bad weather this year. I'm looking for Spring, and I know you are too. Thank you...Blessings..

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      Clive Williams 9 months ago from Nibiru

      Sweet little cozy poem ruby. Keep bringing em.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mike, I'm happy that you liked this. It was a typical winter day in Southern Il. Thank you for coming by...

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      Genna East 9 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      What a delight...I could see rain, hear the thunders crack...the birds pecking; you've described the dissonance so well. And hope rests with the spirit that brings us the harmony and melody of your words. Sinatra was an added bonus, my friend. Thank you for this; it gave me a broad smile. :-)

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      shanmarie 9 months ago

      What a lovely sentiment expressed here. It's always a pleasure when the clouds apart after a storm. In a figurative sense, too, of course. But you also reminded me of growing up on IL. I think I told you I'm from Urbana. Some of my most vivid childhood memories involve thunderstorms. LOL. Personally, I enjoy a good storm most of the time. The idea of a tornado scares me, especially since I've seen many funnel clouds in my life and one tornado on the ground after it hit my hometown. However, I could also see myself stopping to look at a tornado head on if it were coming right at me. Something fascinating about them even in the terror.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello hari. I guess life would be drab and dull if we had the same weather all the time? We've had more than our share of rain, enough is enough! Thank you my friend..

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      Martie Coetser 9 months ago from South Africa

      Hi always exploring! You just made me do some reading about Southern Illinois. According to the source Southern Illinois is home to some of the largest temperature extremes in the world. I can't think of areas in SA that are similar to SI, so this sounds really scary:

      "Southern Illinois has four distinct seasons. Spring is the wettest season and produces erratic severe weather ranging from tornadoes to winter storms. Summers are hot and humid with only occasional and brief respite, and the humidity often makes the heat index rise to temperatures feeling well above 100 °F (38 °C). Fall is mild with lower humidity and can produce intermittent bouts of heavy rainfall with the first snow flurries usually forming in late November. Winters are cold with periodic snow and temperatures often below freezing, however thaws are usually frequent. Winter storm systems, such as Alberta clippers and Panhandle hooks, can bring days of heavy freezing rain, ice pellets, and snowfall."

      Your poem is descriptive - I could hear and feel the rain and thunder.

      I want one of those bird feeders!

      Take care, dear Ruby!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mar. It is going to be 60 today, then a chance of snow and down in the 20's. This year has been so crazy. You must be able to adapt or cry. Happy you enjoyed. I think this is one of Frank's best. Thank you. Love you too...

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      Bill Holland 9 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Loved it, Ruby! It's storming right now in Olympia...it's storming every single day in America lately.....life? metaphor? A fine poem echoes reality.

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      John Hansen 9 months ago from Queensland Australia

      I like the imagery of your poem, Ruby, and life is all about weathering storms. Well done.

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      Frank Atanacio 9 months ago from Shelton

      Always this was just amazing.. love the theme too...:)

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      Shyron E Shenko 9 months ago from Texas

      Ruby, Ruby my gem of a friend

      Nice of you telling how your spring will begin

      With well fed feathered friends

      And the neighbor's cat as well

      So Blessings my friend

      Hope all is well with you and you are warm and dry

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      Faith Reaper 9 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Ruby,

      Wow, sounds like we experiencing the same weather. You describe it so well, which truly mimics the trials in life we face at times, only to witness a brighter day.

      I really enjoyed reading this one, especially the sweetness of the caring for the little creatures in the world.

      Blessings always

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      mckbirdbks 9 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Ruby - I liked this very much. It is full of wisdom and metaphor. And Sinatra to boot.

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      Hari Prasad S 9 months ago from Bangalore

      Excellent depiction of your world ruby.

      A drama called life.

      Where ups and down are a part,

      Without these natural gradients,

      The Poet is anxious and lost.

      - hari

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      Maria Jordan 9 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Weathering the storms... your words convey wisdom and adaptability.

      Wonderful song - love any song by Frank and you too, mar

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Luke, Perhaps it would have been better if I'd just wrote the event without trying to rhyme, but thank you for reading and commenting. The Shawnee National Forest is a favorite place I like to visit. There's no place like home is a cliché that's true. Thank you...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Coffeequeen, so glad you liked this piece, pictures and Frank. Thank you for dropping by...

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      Luke Holm 9 months ago

      Nice poem, Ruby. The rhyme scheme seems a bit scattered, which threw me off a bit, but overall it was really lovely imagery. I LOVE southern Illinois. I just got married at Blue Sky Winery last summer. One summer, I spent 2 months by myself in Shawnee National Forest. It's truly a magical place. Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your life :)

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      Louise Powles 9 months ago from Norfolk, England

      I love the poem and the added pictures. I'm a big fan of Frank Sinatra too. I love that song. =)