Tuesday, November 19, 2013

When Lightning Strikes

POETRY JAM
lightning





LIGHTNING STRIKING


Awesome
   Electric
               Shocking
                                            and
moment of natures sparked wonder.
  Worrisome
                     No picnic
                                                  Surprising
                                                                     and
moment of natures magic and thunder

I really don't know
                              about this power show
                                                                        when I am
                                                                                                       in the wrong place
at the wrong time
                          it frightens me
                                                   deep inside
when I am safe
              and can watch
                                          in wonder and joy
like a kid
   with a
       new
           toy
                   or at the
                               4th of July
                                               the power
                                                               makes me smile
                                                                                        deep

                                                                                                              inside

The wind was to strong and I was on a bike and in the wrong place ar the wrong time so I did not capture the lightning strikes but the clouds say it all....one of those times that the power of nature captures you...deep inside with its awesome forces and I was wishing to watch from some place safe to enjoy the beauty

23 comments:

  1. Lightning IS indeed frightening when you are out in it....or when it hits too close to home. But very wondrous, if one stops to ponder its power indeed.

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  2. wow! really liked the way you have presented this beautiful poem:)

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  3. Love this and how you capture the power and awesomeness of this. Excellent poem,

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    1. thanks it was fun to think about and type

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  4. you def dont want to be in the wrong place at the wrong time in a lightning storm....i like how the words mirror the subject in their structure...

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    1. I know that from the many times I needed to be inside!

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  5. Great shape to the poem underlining the whole theme and like the polarisation between being caught out and watching the storm from the safety of within

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  6. Love the visual aspect of your poem like a lightning strike, and I agree... it can be scary.

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    1. lightning seems to have a recognizable shape

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  7. scary yet enjoyable.......Nature has some colors....a beautiful write up and the layout of the poem....

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  8. How true! Lightning is daunting, but far less so from the comfort of home. I like the shape of your poem!

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    1. lightning comes with rain and it is so much better from inside

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  9. Very visceral, Rae, as the dancing pulsing words of your verse take on the guise of branch lightning themselves; a very imaginative take on the prompt; thanks for sharing.

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  10. I like the way your poem is shaped like lightning strikes. Neat cloud photos too.

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  11. I remember watching a really big lightning storm in the middle of the night once - remarkable to watch from safe inside.

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  12. I agree - love when I'm home and safe and can watch a storm.

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  13. The lightning strike form works beautifully ......

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  14. I am the same as you- it's lots more enjoyable watching it from a safe place! Cheers!

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