Storm Demons.

Storm Demons.

A Poem by Fay Slimm





There are times when the ocean is not
even water  nor       
blue sea but some violent explosion as
summoned by Gods
for when bursting with over-keen roar
of wind energy
it swells then hurls itself over big rocks
biting to pieces 
shoreline villages like  ravenous beast
whose anger knows
no limits while its screams never stop.

The deafening howl frights those inside
cliff-side cottages
who often experience major wreckage
to humblest dwellings
when white froth covers chimney tops 
and as night arrives 
with blackest storm-demons cavorting
in weed-filled socks gale
blast hurls sand with greater ferocity.


Grit pocks all windows as families wait
and pray that come light
the almighty worst of yet another gale 
will rage then blow out 
to reveal no tragic cost to coastal folk
who may, eyes searching 
find not a vessel or returning men lost.



© 2021 Fay Slimm

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Wonderfully descriptive. You have a significant power with your words in expressing your thoughts in unconventional yet savoury ways. Although I’ve never lived on the coast this provides a vivid and I’ll admit a little terrifying description of surviving a coastal storm. Definitely doesn’t make me want to experience it first hand!

Posted 1 Month Ago

I live about 20 miles inland (as the crow flies) of seas just south of Monterey Bay, but I've never longed to live right along the coast. The California coast is gnarly rocky with a deep chasm just offshore which keeps waters whipped up with icy-cold foam. Your dynamic descriptions demonstrate exactly why I like THE THOUGHT of living by the sea, but not being so close to the actual ACTION of living right ON the sea! *smile* Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago

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1 Month Ago

Ah - yes dear friend - it takes a certain kind of person to face stormy seas and live near to their .. read more

1 Month Ago

"shivered with apprehension"! love it!

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Added on January 11, 2021
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Fay Slimm
Fay Slimm

Camborne, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Hi from Fay Slimm, I have been writing poetry since childhood and have always enjoyed writing nature poems along with romantic odes to the glorious place where I live alongside the sea in Cornwall U.. more..

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