When Lightning Hits the Sky

March 14, 2010
A streak across the sky
Blinding, blinding, in the darkness
Upon the windblown trees
There I wait, in the freezing degrees

Waiting for what?
I know not
I wait for the strike
When the lightning will break the sky

Torrents of wind and rain surround
Squeezing me tightly
Thunder shakes the ground beneath me
As I wait

I glance at my watch
It is almost time
The electric field is ready
Waiting, waiting, waiting…

The breeze picks up
The clouds are charged
The time has come
The world around my flashes

I turn and walk home
I have seen for what I have waiting
For the lightning has knocked down the sky

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christianjedi said...
Jun. 18, 2010 at 11:20 am
Hmm.  Very nice.  I like the building suspense.  The peaceful satisfaction in the end is an interesting contrast; peace and thunderstorms do not usually go together!
celloizmylife replied...
Jun. 21, 2010 at 10:32 am
Really? I've always seen storms as being very peaceful. There is no sound more soporific than the pitter-patter of rain on the roof. And thanx!
FlyWithMe_899 said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 7:57 pm
oooh. i love it!! it felt mystifyingly kool!! :)) nicee word choice too, good jobb
ChickenBoy93 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 7:54 pm
hmmm.. interesting..  it's different.. and unique. i like it.. (oh, i saw your comment, i wouldn't consider myself 'O Wise One', i think if  people started calling me that, my head would get too big for my shoulders. )
thewriteidea This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm
Wow I love the way you ended it... for the lightning has knocked down the sky...so pure, so visual, and so unique! I love your poems, even the saddest ones bring happiness to my heart.
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