Shadow of the Storm

Shadow of the Storm

A Poem by Fox

I'm sure you can figure out what the storm represents. The experiences of youth impact you more than you think.

I stride the shore of stormy seas
Where I am all alone
I turn my collar to the breeze
To drown its haunting groan

The waves are surging at my feet
I'm nearly swept away
My weary, weakened legs compete
With inundating grey

A gust of air assaults my gait
But I do not give in
And though the squall does not abate
I find my strength within

The rain is fierce; it stings my soul
But I continue on
Though troubled weather takes its toll
In time, it will be gone

The skies have cleared, the seas unwind
But I am cold and weak
And though I search, I cannot find
The harbor that I seek

Though youth is but a memory
And life has taken form
This spectre always troubles me
The shadow of the storm

© 2019 Fox

Author's Note

The misplaced modifier on the final two lines is intentional. I left it for double meaning.

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The storm could be the trials of youth, or it could be death. Either way, I liked the rhyming and the steady iambic meter.

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Added on November 15, 2019
Last Updated on November 15, 2019
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