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The Symphony of the Storm

June 2, 2010
By Ninja_Writer BRONZE, Western Springs, Illinois
Ninja_Writer BRONZE, Western Springs, Illinois
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The audience is silent

No chatty birds a-chirping
The conductor sits waiting
‘Hoot Hoot’, to clear his throat

Now a ripple runs thru the forest
A murmur of excitement
Quiet again, for just a beat-
Now the show begins

Suddenly ears detect
Growing gravely grumbles
The thunder is off
To quiet a start

Now the drops are introduced
‘Plit-plat, plit-plat’
They add to the
Rising uproar

Soon they are transformed
The noise, deafening
Its barrage makes quite a din

Then ‘CRACK’!
The lightening dances!
Glories in its moments
On the clouded stage!

The climax is fast approaching!
Oh! The Wind howls!
It too plays a part
In nature’s masterpiece!

The trees creak and moan!
Lovely accents to the music
And how their branches whisper!
A serenade, itself!

The beauty demands
Respect, amazement, awe!
Brought together-
Voices of the Storm!

But it must end!
Like all other beings
Even you, can hear
The speed slipping away

Now the trees have quieted
Their part played and done
Fading is the lightning
Its glow is growing faint

Here rain takes its bow
‘plit-plat’ has long since gone
The wind calms herself
And tries to lull the thunder

The thunder is dying
The last one on the stage
One last ‘BOOM’ ends the show
Only the stars, twinkle, and applaud

The author's comments:
Have you ever sat by a window and really listened to a thunderstorm? I thought it would be great to share the feeling. Tell me what you think!

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This article has 2 comments.

Megan.J.B said...
on Jan. 31 2011 at 4:45 pm
Megan.J.B, Sault Ste Marie, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Here's the real truth. There are eight million people in this city. And those teeming masses exist for the sole purpose of lifting the few exceptional people onto their shoulders. You, me? We're exceptional."
- Green Goblin. :)

Great job, I feel as though I am there with you listening to the storm. Extremely amazing, visual work.! Just speechless.. :)

on Jun. 27 2010 at 1:39 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

I really like this! It is powerful and I love all the onomatopoeias, and personification. You feel like you are in one of nature's plays! Great work!!