Howling Night Winds

Howling Night Winds

howling night winds

These howling night winds sound like phantom beasts,
Far and wide in the country side they roam.
Or are they spirits lost in time and space
Who cannot find their Heavenly home?

Moaning and groaning, restless souls they be,
Whistling, howling mournfully through my window
In bursts, demanding some answers to their
Age old questions that will appease the soul.

Ancient voices from so long ago ask
From whence did I come, why am I here?
Release my soul, please, ye roaring demons
Oh, let me go far from this horrid fear.

Fear, for I know not what you want from me,
Nor why you think you must torture me so.
Lost am I and must find my way anon
To peace and rest beyond, Oh! let me go!

Three sleepless nights to howling I listen
As lost souls are wandering over hills,
Their pleas won’t stop, I can bear this no more,
The screeching, sad voices give me the chills.

I implore thee, you gods of winds, to please
Stop, stop this now or my aching head
Will burst asunder, let me sleep in peace
I cannot help these poor lost souls I dread.

Away! take them away now from my window
Let them go and find their own recompense,
Guide these lost souls to their rightful realm.
Suddenly there is only eerie silence.
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© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns

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I have always liked to write.It is important to me that writing comes from my heart and soul. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. Thank you for visiting.
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I have always liked to write. It is important to me that writing comes from my heart and soul. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. Thank you for visiting.

4 thoughts on “Howling Night Winds

  • February 9, 2017 at 11:20 PM
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    Nicely penned and dark Phyllis, at least there was a silence in the end. Nature can often appear oppressive in its various moods, but change is always in play. A great feel and movement with this one, love it!

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    • February 9, 2017 at 11:31 PM
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      Thank you, Tony. These winds have been tenacious! I usually love to listen to the wind at night, but this has been an angry wind, upsetting my little Molly and making me restless. Swap would be good, but my best temp zone is around 80 degrees F. 110 is bit much for me. Hope your temperature drops soon to a more comfy one. Take care and keep as cool as you can – of course you are always cool. 🙂

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  • February 10, 2017 at 6:18 AM
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    There is a haunting in the winds that are at times soothing , yearning , demanding and anxious , but away they blow , like it or not ! I love this Phyllis.

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    • February 10, 2017 at 6:24 AM
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      Thank you, Ed. Hope all is well with you. I agree, usually the winds do soothe me and I love to fall asleep listening to it. So glad you love my poem. I appreciate it. Take care.

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