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Calm Storm

by Nancy Pawley
copyright 11-03-2002

Age Rating: 10 +
Calm Storm
Picture Credits: By Nancy Pawley

Sweltering oppression, shimmery Georgia heat
Spreads throughout my little corner of the world

By late afternoon, I've had my fill of contemporary obligations
So I go awandering through the hushed and quiet streets

Predestined to receive more than I had bargained for
Dark grey, purple thunderheads swiftly breeze in from the south

Undaunted strategy, high-speed booms and lightning streaks
Heaven's demon rumbles, his exacting mood to settle scores

Atmospheric brouhaha, hideous emotions
Contaminated raindrops pummel, soaked in Nile Blue misery

Unedited flow of errors, and undignified miscalculations
Active vortex ripplings, earth-shattering commotions

I ask for signs of sure escape, my inborn sense of slow and steady
Because there are so many things I have yet to do

Smell the beauty of the sunset, taste secrets stored behind the Pearly Gates
Supernatural Mysticism setting free my hidden passions, senses fine-tuned, ready

Though merely human, I've achieved divining insight, companionship of blessed writings
My artistic pilgrimage transcends the rising rungs on Jacob's ropechain ladder

Expressed in gravitational designs, golden meccas of bohemia
UFO's, unconventional phenomena, marvelous galaxy sightings

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        02-16-2006     James Shammas        

This was a bit much to digest and a bit errartic to follw, but maybe that's part of the point. Th epiece is ver tich in imagery and I agree it is a most "unconentional phenomenon." I enjoyed it, even if a little jarred.


        05-11-2003     Gregory Christiano        

Whoa! What a ride! My head is spinning. Replete with so much imagery and philosophical insight, it must be read several times. Deep and mysterious in many ways. I'll re-read. Boy, you meant business Nancy!

        12-05-2002     Nancy Xiong        

Nice picture you got there.

        11-07-2002     Katie Phillips        

hey there,

to me this poem was to hard to understandand im 14! so i think (my opinion) it will be a little biut to hard for a 10 year old to understand... as ive found out many of the authors rate there works for younger people like 9 or 10 year olds... i think its good and i loved it.. but just didnt understand me it read mixed messages, so to speak, maybe if you put the ages up more young people whose age is suitable will understand :):) no offence... sorry to say it coz i no it aint in a workshop! thanx for posting


        11-05-2002     Kay Lee Kelly        

What Lyle said , me too.

        11-04-2002     Lyle Berry        

Superb metaphors. Ilove it.

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