Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt

A Poem by Randy Johnson

I was inspired to write this poem this morning when it came a thunderstorm

A man was too drunk to give his son a ride.
Lightning struck his only son and he died.
He drank too much and his son had to walk to his friend's house.
When he had to bury the son who he lost, he also lost his spouse.
His wife was working at the time and she packed her bags and walked out the door.
She blamed her husband for their son's death and she didn't want to be married to him anymore.
After his wife left, he was so heart broken that he committed suicide.
He was heart broken because he lost his wife and because his son died.
If he hadn't drank himself into a stupor, his son would still be alive.
After losing his family, he decided that he didn't deserve to survive.
This unfortunate man ended his own life with his gun.
He lost everything when a lightning bolt killed his son.

© 2021 Randy Johnson

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Added on May 5, 2021
Last Updated on May 5, 2021
Tags: Death, Divorce, Fiction, Lightning, Son, Storm


Randy Johnson
Randy Johnson


I was born in Middlesboro, Kentucky on August 20, 1971. I've lived in East Tennessee since 1973. My hobbies are writing and drawing. more..