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Thought on a Stormy Night

Updated on May 25, 2018

To Be Rigid Or Flexible

 OH! What a storm., Rain lashing so fiercely,.


Palm trees fight back, their branches like tendrils,

Strong arms trying to fight off the rain.

¨Go Away!  Go Away!¨ They seem to be saying,

This is our land . We don´t want you here.

Poor trees, can´t know how much this is needed.

you trees need this too, though violently swaying

you´ve needed this water as all of us do.........

The noise is incredible, the best and the worst.

Nothing so humbling as this sight.

Like nature having a fight.

Poor , lovely palm tree, just bend with the wind,

Go withe flow. It soon will be over...........

And of course, so it is.

Wind has reduced to little more than a breeze

And the palm trees are swaying, feeling at ease.

The torrential rain has finally stopped,

But we needed it so, at this time, at this place,

All this I watch from my window at night

knowing that surely by morning,

The sun will come up, the soil will feel better,

and the palm trees can give up their fight.

Their beautiful branches weren´t meant to fight,

some grow fruit, some merely a beautiful sight,.

Now the ocean is blue again.... All is calm.,

Maybe we can learn from the storm........

If we stand rigid,always unmovable,

against powerful winds we may crack!

If we bend and flow like some of the palms,

At the end of the storm ... we´re intact.!



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  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    9 years ago from Great Britain

    Oooh What a sweet thing to say. Thank you.

  • epigramman profile image


    9 years ago

    ......when I need to take refuge from the storm of life I come here to your hubs for some comfort and solace!

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    9 years ago from Great Britain

    Thanks for riding by, Micky. Hope you are well and glad you liked the hub x

  • Micky Dee profile image

    Micky Dee 

    9 years ago

    Very nice Dim! I could feel the sway of those trees. Beautiful! Some rain is appreciated.

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    9 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you very much, Lillee.

  • Lillee McLoflin profile image

    Lillee McLoflin 

    9 years ago from Texas

    Lovely poem..

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    9 years ago from Great Britain

    Your comment is more profound than my entire hub. What a joy you are, dear friend. Thank you

  • singlmomat52 profile image


    9 years ago

    Beautiful Poem Dim!!!

    So true it is about how we must go with the flow and bend with the storms. Sometimes we must just let go, let the storm have its way and maybe we get what we need as well in the end.

    Thank you for sharing!!



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