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I’ve always been scared of thunderstorms
It might be the sound or the flashing lights of lighting that make my soul wanna leap out my throat —
But you love them,
So I wanted to see a thunderstorm through your eyes, I wanted to see what you loved,
So I opened my curtains and stopped blasting my headphones and I watched and listened —
The first time lighting stuck,
I slam my eyes closed
The first thunder,
My heartbeat almost drowns it out my thoughts
But I remembered you and kept going
I sat though a storm for you
And I almost didn’t hate it
It starts out soft
As I'm leaving your house.
The gentle rumbling
Sounds like a giant's hungry belly—More like
The worries tumbling noisily inside my mind.
The clouds glow with nebulous heat,
Atmospheric stress that can't be contained any longer.
I pull onto the interstate as
The echoes grow louder,
While a forgotten song
Plays through my car's speakers.
I hear the familiar words and
My raging mind is stilled,
Marveling at the occasionally baffling timing of the universe.
My eyes feel prickly and
I fight that urge to sneeze the tears away.
The song ends—but
I start it over and
Over and
Over.
Deep thunder claps vibrate inside my hollow chest.
Turquoise veins of lightning slash across the sky and
Down towards the trees and hills on either side of me.
They scar my world with bright green dagger wounds.
The trickling rain in my eyes works to clear my hazy vision,
While the torrential tears on my windshield make the panorama I see a watercolor.
The lightning is chasing me—
I swear the car in front of me was just sizzled.
How can something you love so dearly
Also make you tremble in fear?
Squinting out the windows,
I see many fellow travelers
Who stopped when things grew frightening.
I look out through the waterwall and
Wonder if I should stop as well
Before things get any worse.
My hands grip the steering wheel,
Fingers tapping with indecision.
I know what's to fear:
I've known all along.
But
I've always loved a good storm.
6.24.2016
gracie Feb 28
lightning flash across the sky
silver clouds begin to cry
our clothes are cold and soaking wet
but we don't run inside just yet

if I said I'm ready now
darling, would you show me how
to blindly run through fields, unplowed
until the thunder roars?

fire races through my spine
warm hands meet my waistline
let's dance together, intertwined
like flowers in a storm
not an innuendo, unless u want it to be
Jordan Ray Nov 7
What words do you hear when I speak?
And what words have you rendered weak?
What will you do, when the truth, leaves my lips?
Will you stay?

Thunder and lightning,
We were running and hiding,
Redemption is bitter,
When we were lovers in glitter.

What lies have you heard since I left?
And what lies have you spread yourself?
What will you do, when the truth, comes to bite you?
Will you stay?

No more thunder and lightning,
No more running and hiding,
The day is turning grey,
Darling will you stay?
Silverflame Nov 3
Lightning bolts embroidered on swaying hips;
two oceans roam with potential danger.
Come take a sip of wonder - if you dare;
let the water guide home the lost sailor.
Kyra Nov 1
Energy seemed to crackle around her, constantly, like lightning wanted to escape her beautifully terrible grip.

~k.hem
Ashari Ty Oct 25
All these thunderclaps
Yet all I applaud for is you

All these floodwaters
And my overflowing emotions

All these rain noises
Yet all I hear is your name
Blinding flashes of lightning
Deafening claps of thunder
Unflinching, mushrooms sprout in my backyard
Jovanni Oct 17
You were never a distraction from my everyday life, you were an eye opening welcomed smile to my mornings and a pick me up in the afternoons.

Each time we embraced and you caught my scent, you held me a tiny bit closer without looks from wandering eyes around us.

A slight brush of our skin as we past each other sent lightning throughout my body, a feeling of warmth from my fingers to my toes.

Forbidden glances for a split second as our eyes catches each other's as we shared the same thought.

The soft brush of your lips onto mine in those stolen moments was what made me smile as I laid my head to rest at night.
werdnaZ Oct 16
I've put courage in my heart and lightning in my hand
I strike the ground with enough force to topple buildings
My war cry is heard from every mountain
My spirit, an eternal flame burning as bright as the sun
And my tenacity, equal to a thousand lions
My war mask hides all fear
Any advice helps, I plan on rewriting this, thanks
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