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Yesterday's Thunder - a Poem

Updated on October 23, 2012
Pieces of Yesterday by littlemewhatever
Pieces of Yesterday by littlemewhatever | Source

Yesterday's Thunder

Thundering storm wet my feet

Barefooted sensing the ground


Running wild across the greens

Up the inclining rocks

Looking beneath the leaping waters

Extending arms, I shout to the heavens

Not minding an angry bolt of lightning

To cut me in half, strip me naked.

Cold rain ran down my spine

All senses start to shiver

Cries flowed,

subdued by heavy raindrops

Pattering painfully above my head...


Rumbling sounds within

those dark, thick clouds

Ruled me alone where I stood

Aching bitterly,

Splitting me away from you.

A new day came

Leaving that day to yesterday

Where anytime when thunder comes to haunt

It's all but memories of a past

A yesterday that has to last.


Composed 1992. ©coffeegginmyrice (Marites Mabugat-Simbajon), Yesterday's Thunder (a poem), 04.10.2012


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    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi Rolly! We just had rain today. I never knew that it rained until I went out in the early evening, but the rain had stopped. After leaving from a Thanksgiving get-together, the pavements were wet again and yes, it had again rained for the second time in the day and I missed it. I like watching the rain, it is calming and I feel like craving for that special "rainy day meal".

      Back in my school days in the Philippines, I reach home always soaking in every rainy afternoon. I hated umbrellas and always do. I take one to school but I don't use it when it rains. I love to embrace, yes, embrace rain falling on me. It is warm and it is just an amazing feeling.

      Thank you for your visit to my hub and for pouring wonderful thoughts. I really appreciate it making me smile!

      Rain or shine, sending you back some hugs too from Toronto!

    • Rolly A Chabot profile image

      Rolly A Chabot 

      6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi coffeegginmyrice... very well written... loved this and brought back a few of those days where nothing mattered but having fun in the rain. While everyone else ran for cover to stand and embrace it is cleansing to the mind, body and soul. Bring on the rain once more before winter... smiles.

      Hugs from Alberta

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi epigramman! I just got back from a trail hike to Rouge, got hungry and we had bbq T-bone steak for dinner, I was gonna opt for McDonald's Big Mac, hahaha! Now, feeling so sleepy. Thank you for your very inspiring words; you flatter me too much, it is going to reflect on my laptop screen, lol.

      Good for you, having the lake just across you, grab a towel and off you go! The weather today is just alright, not chilly and shady coz it's cloudy. Just right for me. But with taking pictures, I would rather have a cottony sky, than plain. Have to check my shots later, too. Listening now to Bob Dylan's Revisted. Next the Harmonicats...and...

      I really do appreciate any kind of music but not much a rap lover. When I listen to music, I dig for the oldies, the classics, the rock and roll and the 80's be it ballads, country, love songs, jazzy a bit, funky or disco. I like Broadway too. The new generation...don't really know much of this stuff, hahaha, but I admire a few. For me, there is beauty in the old songs and music.

      Thank you my friend. It seems like I've known you for years. Keep the rest of the evening well...pleasant! Have a good evening, epi!

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Indeed, Mhatter. Glad I was able to take you down for an experience, hahaha! (Oh, should I rephrase it?)

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Fresh as the rain, jhamann. Thank you for rollin' by. It's nice to see you!

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Wow, thank you dear Faith Reaper and I would put it under Dramatic Poetry. Thank you for everything, and I greatly appreciate leaving me your thoughts as well. It is a cloudy day today and 14 degrees, just nice and shady out, and good it didn't rain because I was out on a trail hike. May the rest of your day be lovely, Faith Reaper!

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      6 years ago

      ...well you can be my thunder and lightning - anytime - 'cos you always 'rain' these beautiful words and thoughts on me - like some kind of grateful flower who is lucky enough to receive your 'sunshine' too - just arrived home from work at lake erie time 2:30am.

      I was in the water again yesterday for 15 minutes or so - might be one of the last times though - I hear there's a break in the weather - much cooler temperatures - a little bit of everything on the playlist tonight - Highway 61 Revisted (the album) by Bob Dylan on the way home in the car - and now at the lake - the Harmonicats - a harmonica trio , and Magic Sam live from Chicago - do you dig Blues music? Let me know - I'll hook you up with some great names like Etta James - etc.

      love your writing here tonight though - it rocks, well just like you.

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      What an experience! Thank you. I have often thought of the last statement. It is a duality.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 years ago from Reno NV

      This poem is very masterfully done. I enjoyed the pacing until the end and the imagery seemed fresh in my mind. Jamie

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Tess,

      This is powerfully dramatic dear one! Wow, you should have it under Dramatic Poetry. So many different levels of meanings throughout this magnificent piece of poetry. You always pick the perfect imagery. I love the video, yes "Goodbye Yesterday," is a painful thought to have to live with indeed, very painful . . . Your talent never ceases to amaze me lovely one. The torrential downpour of rain just added that extra touch of beauty displaying nature's power and force.

      Voted Way Up, except funny. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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