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The Storm and I

March 22, 2010
By inspir3d GOLD, Norcross, Georgia
inspir3d GOLD, Norcross, Georgia
11 articles 2 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
We're all just looking for attention, to be discovered overnight. We're all frustrated by the popular ones that claim the limelight before they fall to pieces. So many of us are stuck under the radar--what makes me different? You decide!

A flash
I turn my head
The wind chimes like an out-of-control carousal
The trees tossing, wringing their hands like a schoolgirl, no, like a widow--- wringing their hands like one separated from her love
Bare branches demanding reparations from the dark skies
I sit, sheltered and ordinary, yet a witness to this grand overture of grief just feet away.
A dark rumbling, then all of the sky-tears overwhelm their puffy barriers
Crashing down on the restless trees
Who am I, a mortal, to think I understand grief.
My cramped scrawl on a Post-it
Is a window towards the tormented landscape beyond
But with all of the chaos, there’s a peace that says
These things come, they go
The sun will return, don’t give up hope
The desparate, clawlike branches are stilled
The rain continues, but now a resolved sadness replaces wild teeth-gnashing and weeping.
My inspiration passes with the lightning, but it too will return.
These scribbles, imperfect, unfinished
Are who I am—imperfect, unfinished
The thunder and I acknowledge each other—
Nothing alike, but yet something connects…us.
I pick up my scattered Post-Its, yellow like lightning.
But then I rescatter them to jot down another lesson from the storm.

The author's comments:
Yesterday i sat by the window while a massive storm was raging, and all of a sudden these words just poured out of my pencil seemingly from nowhere.

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on Aug. 3 2011 at 3:55 pm
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
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Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

Very good! from a simple, ordinary thunderstorm you came up with such a brilliant piece! One thing, this is how "desperate" is spelled. This was unique and wonderfully thought out. Thank you for entering into the contest! Great job!

on Jun. 26 2010 at 8:09 am
shelterisland GOLD, Montclair, New Jersey
14 articles 0 photos 175 comments

Favorite Quote:
-Biting's excellent. It's like kissing only there's a winner."-Doctor Who, The Tardis

i absolutely love this! couldn't have been better written, awesome job!