A Poem by Ellen Hammond

Hopefully a poem of inspiration for those who seem to be ravaged by storms in their lives.




When dark clouds start to gather,
Don’t cower in fear! Don’t hide!
Dread not the stormy weather,
For the Lord is by your side.

Learn from the mighty eagles.
They fly to the highest peaks,
And there they stand, so regal.
As the stronger wind, they seek.

Still as the storm is brewing,
Eagles set their wings, and wait.
No fear in what they’re doing,
Though the storm does not abate.

The dark clouds they do notice.
Stormy winds begin to roar.
Mere escape, not their motive.
From their lofty perch, they soar.

The updraft lifts them higher.
All below, the storm enshrouds.
But sunshine they’ll admire,
Above the threatening clouds.

So when your life storms gather,
Look to God and make the choice.
Learn from each one you weather,
As you heed His gentle voice.

Each storm will lift you higher,
If in faith, on Him, you lean.
When its His Will you desire,
Strength and wisdom, you will glean.

Fear not, the storms that gather.
Be still! Listen for His voice.
Then in the midst of chaos,
You’ll find reasons to rejoice.

Every storm, you can soar above,
With blessings, each cloud He’ll line.
In faith, trust His Word and His love.
With hope see glorious SON-shine.

©Ellen Hammond 2008

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

© 2010 Ellen Hammond

Author's Note

Ellen Hammond
I deliberately chose the word 'Son' instead of sun.

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Hello!..........and welcome to Writer's Cafe! Your first poem is one that touches me deeply, as it carries with it words of inspiration, and encouragement to always lean on the Lord for understanding and strength!
This is a wonderful, spirit filled write that I have enjoyed, and I hope you will share more of your talent, so that many may be blessed by the gifts our Lord has given unto you!

Posted 12 Years Ago

3 of 3 people found this review constructive.


I love the ending glorious Son-shine..

Posted 4 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ellen Hammond

4 Years Ago

Thank you.
A beautiful write and testimony. Valentine

Posted 5 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ellen Hammond

5 Years Ago

Thank you.
Ellen Hammond

4 Years Ago

Thanks, my friend.
I truly inspirational write
i find so much hope
and strength in your words
remembering that god never leaves a soul

i needed to read this one

Posted 5 Years Ago

Ellen Hammond

5 Years Ago

Thank you for your lovely comments. Glad you found this one inspiring.
thanks for recommending this in poetry cottage xoxo

Posted 8 Years Ago

Simply breathtaking is your every word, lovely writing and your poem truly captivating, thanks so much for sharing xoxo

Posted 8 Years Ago

Ellen Hammond

8 Years Ago

Thank you! I appreciate you taking time to review this one.
Hi Ellen,

I didn't catch this poem before. Thanks for the Facebook link to bring it to my attention.

This is a beautiful piece. Just excellent. Inspiring. Your faith rings deeply and true as you soar with the eagles!

Very greatly enjoyed.

My very best regards,


Posted 8 Years Ago

A REALLY great poem. Keep it up!

Posted 11 Years Ago

A very nice poem, Ellen! Full of wonderful prose and symbolism. The message is a strong one...have faith.


Posted 11 Years Ago

Ellen,in my country there was a poet Allama Iqbal,he is called the poet of east,he wrote''TUNDAI BAADAY MUKHALIF SAY NAA GHABRA AAY AOKAB....''AOKAB;EAGLE,he say that dont cower from strong gales coming from opposite direction,they are there to make you fly higher,,,your write reminded me of him,i think Ellen,poetry is the strongest way to build bridges,a poet from east and a poet from west,telling the same things,to fight tribulations,to trust in GOD,you are gifted and you touched me...

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on December 22, 2008
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Ellen Hammond
Ellen Hammond

Saint John, N.B., Bay of Fundy , Canada



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