A Storm Release

A Storm Release
A Storm Release

The wind blustered unopposed,
as if pre-empting a storm ahead,
colourless scowls and tempest dreams
aspired the darkening sky,
and inside a petulance,
like the turbulence about to come,
an anger pent up and not released.

Mirrored, these emotions,
as the storm amassed, expanded,
and both fear and dread somehow
filled the shadows,
in between the flickering firelight,
as time slowed to barely a beat,
and clouds had begun to rage in white light streaks.

Just before the thunderous claps,
an ominous silence, as if the sky collapsed,
and then in frightening release
the voice of God in vengeful woe,
bestowed its exacting measure
to all below,
and we cringed in fear of its power.

Blackness filled every nook,
and the firelight diminished,
stifled by an airless weight,
as the storm unleashed its fervour,
expressing a dark-edged spite,
shaking ill and fear adhered,
to bleed its held back tears.

Soon that shaking waned,
and anger seemed to fade,
as darkness allow a little light,
the fire stoked and growing
brighter than before,
now it seemed a better light,
cleaner without the spite of woe.

Perhaps the storm exists alone,
a mirror of all we show,
when fear abides our every thought
and love is buried far away,
we see not the calm that follows,
just the damage in fear we’re prone,
when light awaits our acceptance.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

2 thoughts on “A Storm Release

  • December 4, 2018 at 12:52 AM

    With all the fires raging up the Queensland coast today was a welcome respite of thunderstorms and rain. I hope it fell everywhere needed. Tony, our inner fears and woes can often be compared to a storm, and your words offer the perfect imagery. Good job.

  • December 4, 2018 at 1:45 AM

    Glad you appreciated it, John. Hope you get some more rain up there.


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