July 15, 2014

A Lightning Tale

 Lightning sizzles the darkened sky
not asking anyone how or why
brings depth to the moments hand
terrifies every creature and man

 Moves with wild startling speeds
screams with a fire tongue that leads
looses its uncontrolled inner soul
as fury commands its devilish toll

 Lightning the rage starts to succumb
all bow, their souls burnt into one
wiped away from coolness they found
only to be burnt, buried into the ground

 Violence slowly comes to an end
as swirles calm the darkened wind
brings peace with a sorrowed frown
distant echo’s laugh like a clown -

 as lightning tells its tale
- Rhoda Galgiani 


Karen O'Leary said...

Powerful poem with vivid imagery Rhoda. Nice use of rhyme too. Keep your gifted pen flowing my friend.


Rhoda Galgiani said...

Thank you Karen - had a terrific lightning storm the other night. This prompted my poem...rg

S. Stefanowich said...

Dear Rhoda,

This is a very cool poem, Rhoda, as I find thunderstorms fascinating to watch. I loved your descriptive imagery and I heard the storm raging as I read it. I enjoyed this very much.

Love Sandra

Maurice Reynolds said...

Hi Rhoda. Glad to see you back and posting more of your wonderful and inspiring poetry. I enjoyed reading your latest. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

-MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

Rhoda Galgiani said...

I just needed a break Maurice - a bit of a format change and background brings me happy to be posting again. Thank you so much my friend for you continued support... rg