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Two Sides to Every Story

September 4, 2011
By musicfan PLATINUM, South Holland, Illinois
musicfan PLATINUM, South Holland, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
" the end, you've got to become the change you want to see in the world."



Lightning flashes.

Thunder roars.

There’s no turning back

As darkness overcomes the earth.

She sits and waits

For it to pass,

But it just stays there watching her,

Wanting to last.

Her ears burn,

The loud noise ruining her ear drums.

Her fingers ache,

The hold on the blanket far too strong.

And yet the wind keeps blowing,

The rain keeps falling,

The storm keeps coming,

And nothing changes but the speed of her heart.


Lightning glistens.

Thunder shouts in praise.

There’s no turning back,

As the rain sprinkles her face.

She laughs in enjoyment,

Not wanting the storm to pass,

But to stay with her forever,

Wanting it to last.

Her eyes stare,

The beauty overbearing.

Her lips smile,

The wet drops gratifying.

And therefore, the wind keeps flowing,

The rain keeps descending,

The storm still remaining,

And this very moment will forever stay within her heart.

The author's comments:
*This poem has two stories to it. The first one is about how the girl is frightened by the storm, and the second is about how she loves it. See if you can see the difference. *<br /><br />The thunder frightens her, the lightning scarring her eyes. She doesn't want to move because she's scared the wind might knock her over and clouds might smell her fear. So she just waits and waits, wanting it to be over.<br /><br />The thunder is music to her ears, the lightning making her see the beauty of the earth. She dances and laughs in the pouring rain, not wanting the storm to end.

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This article has 2 comments.

Risible SILVER said...
on Sep. 9 2011 at 8:17 pm
Risible SILVER, Norwalk, Connecticut
7 articles 0 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can." -Richard Bach

love it! I can relate to #2. I love the imagery, you don't see the girl so much as feel what she's feeling. 

on Sep. 9 2011 at 9:53 am

this is very true and you were very descriptive i could take lessons from you lol