Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wednesday's Poetry Day #7

Monday evening while relaxing and watching TV and almost dozing off I was awakened by the loudest thunder and strongest lightening I ever heard. It sounded like it was right outside my window. Turning off the TV and praying I wouldn't lose electricity while the heavy rain hit my windows, this poem came to mind. I suddenly wrote it down before I would forget it and figured it would be my Wednesday's poem on my blog this week.

The Thundering Storm

Darkened clouds swirling in the sky above
Heavy rain pouring down making it hard to see
Umbrellas turn inside out are no use at all
The wind is blowing strong almost taking me.

People scatter finding safety from the storm
While dangerous lightening strikes near by
They watch as it strikes a nearby falling tree
While thunder and lightening blacken the sky.

Finally, finally wind is slowly calming down
Dark clouds scattering in the afternoon sky
No more the sound of ear piercing thunder
As I watch smiling faces on people passing by.

Toni Taddeo ©

The painting is by Douglas Gray an award-winning artist who was born in Harrogate in1965 and began his professional artistic career in the study of illustration and enjoyed significant success over a 20-year period with clients including Saatchi and Saatchi, Warner Brothers and Universal Studios. He now concentrates on fine art, specializing in contemporary figurative and cityscape oil paintings. Click on his name to visit his site.
Until the next time my friends, have a day of blessings.


  1. No storms here in western NY, they passed right over us. I loved your poem, Toni. smiles Have a beautiful day friend, hot and humid here. sigh.

  2. You have such a gift for poetry! I love this. We have afternoon storms most every day here in the summer...and sometimes it can be quite frightening...with all the lightning and thunder. So thankful for the rain...but happy when the stormy part is over! Stay safe and Dry!

  3. We have been having those kind of storms, I keep a flashlight close! Enjoyed your poem.

  4. Your poem brings the storm to life for me.
    I really love the painting. I want to do things like that and stormy days, rainy scenes are something I just love.
    Hope Wednesday's being good to you Toni. My bones can feel the weather changing here.

  5. Toni, your poems are so powerful! I love listening the thunderstorms and rain, and feeling warm and safe in my home! We are getting more storms tonight and tomorrow, like Annie, I can feel them in my bones!


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