Weather the Storm

Weather the Storm

A Poem by Katrina Mckeown

As the storm
rolls over tormenting
the earth below
Clouds discharge
their contents

Thunder follows
lightning strikes,
as the climate spikes

Scolding winds rage
ravaging and reckless
cascading torrents
of icy stones

Mother nature’s
view is blurry
while all the little
wildlife scurry
into the depths
neath the oak

Exasperation
and desperation follow
as my clothes cling
to my bones
this winter has
turned on me

I’m lost inside
the chaos adrift
and spinning

Steadfast towards home
now I’m winning
and at last
I’ve stopped spinning.

© 2020 Katrina Mckeown


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It really has been a very chaotic winter for some areas. My sister had upwards of 11 feet of snow in her yard and continues to get pummelted with high winds, more snow, then beautiful days and then it starts all over ... my winter luckily has been milder than usual with much much less snow than usual as well. Sorry for rambling on - I enjoyed your poem :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Katrina Mckeown

1 Month Ago

Hi Carolynn, WoW 11ft of snow, glad we didn’t get that here, was bad enough with storm Ciara then .. read more
Katrina Mckeown

1 Month Ago

We did have hail and torrential rainfall which I got caught in a couple of times , I’m just glad w.. read more



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It is natural as you wonderfully state that storms occur in our lives and in nature. The question is:" How do we weather them?" How do we react to them is a key to our survival and well being. Some people have medical conditions that can be exacerbated by them. I hope they can cope.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Katrina Mckeown

3 Weeks Ago

So true Sami.. I second that they find a way to cope! Thank-you
Sami Khalil

3 Weeks Ago

Wow! You are welcome Katrina. You are right...
I love storms:) even the ones in my head, less of course I dont weather them:/ but somehow I have survived the spinning too but I do admit to getting a bit dizzy from time to time to time to time umm I need some dramamine

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Katrina Mckeown

1 Month Ago

Glad to hear that, the spinning is a nightmare.. can cope with little dizzy spells they’re not as .. read more
There are periods in our lives when we all have to learn to weather a storm, and that's not easy to do. Your lines are filled with troubled imagery. Let's hope our inner storms are short ones.

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Katrina Mckeown

1 Month Ago

Thanks Chris and yes hopefully short ones. :) 🌈
This reminds me of a hurricane or tornado. The imagery is clearly visual

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poetic Beauty

1 Month Ago

We are entering spring weather now. Unless winter decides to creep back in which is entirely possibl.. read more
Katrina Mckeown

1 Month Ago

Same here... I hope the winter has truly gone!
Poetic Beauty

1 Month Ago

I’m not a lover of winter. Honestly I greatly loath/detest it. Too cold and barren for my liking
i see this as the storms inside of us that we have to weather....and then rebuild our hearts and move on...
damage will be done, but the tornado of pain eventually stops spinning...and we regain the balance within ourselves.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Katrina Mckeown

1 Month Ago

Thank-you j for your in-depth review and yes it’s true we do regain the balance. :) 🌈
It really has been a very chaotic winter for some areas. My sister had upwards of 11 feet of snow in her yard and continues to get pummelted with high winds, more snow, then beautiful days and then it starts all over ... my winter luckily has been milder than usual with much much less snow than usual as well. Sorry for rambling on - I enjoyed your poem :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Katrina Mckeown

1 Month Ago

Hi Carolynn, WoW 11ft of snow, glad we didn’t get that here, was bad enough with storm Ciara then .. read more
Katrina Mckeown

1 Month Ago

We did have hail and torrential rainfall which I got caught in a couple of times , I’m just glad w.. read more

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Katrina Mckeown
Katrina Mckeown

West Lothian , United Kingdom



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I try to write inspirational poetry....short poems mainly... though I do write other light hearted stuff too...I have just started writing again recently and I hope most of you will view and honestly .. more..

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