The Storm

The Storm

A Poem by Norma M Sutton

for memory


Hot summer day

Unbearable heat

Hot humid air

Hard to breathe

Air shudders

Rumbles roll in

Lightening flashes

Rain again

Trees groan

Arms reaching low

Phantoms chasing

Remembering snow

Tree lined drive

Now dark and eerie

Low they reach

Careening near me


A tree up ahead

Comes tumbling down

Now it's dead

Summer storms

Bring blessings of rain

Up root tall trees

In passing pain

Lightning strikes

Far and near

Bale goes up in yellow flames

Homes destroyed

Life goes on

Parched ground is quenched

New growth shoots up

From fallen oak stump

Dry crunchy grass

Turns green again

Birds sing and bathe

Under the rain kissed sun

© 2010 Norma M Sutton

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Great description. Could really picture and feel the storm. Well done!

Posted 9 Years Ago

started off with you with the heat and humidity (new orleans here) lost you at the snow (aforementioned new orleans) regained you at the storms (nuff said) and loved how you turned it all back to regrowth. Nice

Posted 9 Years Ago

Great detail in this poem. I could picture the scene as you described it with all it's strength and power. Well done Norma.

Posted 9 Years Ago

This was a very vivid and all too real scene. I love the moments you have captured here, amazing imagery. Great work, thanks for sharing, dear.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Nature is often dynamic and exciting, but never more so than during a summer storm. Frightening, perhaps, but how I love to look out from a safe shelter and watch the show. Your words capture that experience quite well.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Just like the circle of life so is the cycle of season, each one with purpose... a very smooth flow that made it easy and enjoyable to read.

Posted 9 Years Ago

a well painted picture. love it

Posted 9 Years Ago

It sounds like your having the same kind of water that we are having
Humid but so so so hot
I love how your words captured the unpredictable water and
The beauty of nature also the uniqueness of your style
Your words brought many beautiful images to life
And the picture it’s also stunning
A brilliant piece

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on August 6, 2010
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Norma M Sutton
Norma M Sutton

Bostic, NC

Norma Moore Sutton has written and published two children's books: The First Lamb and Harry Goes To The Fair She has written and published the first book in the Haunting Memories Series: Matthe.. more..


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