Storms Like These

rain – the kind of rain

you’re sure will bring down the sky

wind – the kind of wind

you’re sure will bring down all around you

thunder – the kind of thunder

you’re sure will crumble the walls

lightning – the kind of lightning

you’re sure will puncture the ceiling


while others choose to cower, I revel

storms like these remind me I’m alive,

display a power over which we have no control,

clear out the cobwebs of a humid day,

and can reshape the landscape


storm – the kind of storm

you’re sure will end it all

but what a show and what a feeling!


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About John White

I've written off and on my entire life. It took years for me to finally take putting words together seriously. Now it's not, nor does it ever feel, like work. Writing daily has become habitual. No day is complete without words having appeared on the page.

Posted on March 6, 2016, in Poetry, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 41 Comments.

  1. Very evocative and real.

  2. I really like this one. I feel the wind in my face and can revel in the power of storms in the past and look forward to the storms of the future. Thank you.

  3. absolutely fantastic write.

  4. Cannot agree more! Love storms like that! Excellent evocation of the feeling.

  5. Oh yes…LOVE this:)

  6. Like the poem. Hate the storms.

    • Thank you, Lilly! 🙂 Those storms can be the best part of a bad, humid, oppressive summer day but I’ve known many who simply hate a storm to roll through.

  7. Lovely lines John. Thanks for sharing. I believe we should have that power to speak out too.

  8. The end of the world—could there be a greater spectacle?

  9. Well, I love both the poem AND storms. Wonderful writing, John.

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  11. Yes, I can really empathise.

  12. Thank you! 🙂 There’s nothing like a good, loud storm. Like you said, it’s great to revel in one of these forces of nature. It’s great to meet you!

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