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Rolling Thunder Across the Skies

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida. .

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Late at night,

in the dark,

I swear I was hearing -

drum beats from above.

Slowly the drum roll sounded,

till it came to a crescendo,

the heavens opened wide

and Zeus himself, that mighty god -

threw down the first thunderbolt.

Lightning flashed across the sky,

making it as light as day,

while the rolling thunder -

came riding in upon wild horses.


It was a concerto,

of clippity, clippity, clop,

boom, boom, boom,

as the night sky,

swirled and twirled,

in silver and grey.

Lightning flashed

and thunder crashed,

it was quite a mighty storm,

as dark storm clouds,

brought shadows in the night,

ghostly spirits went dancing with delight.

It all came to an end,

as the first streaks of light,

streaked across the sky

and when the sun,

like a bright red ball -

rose up over the horizon.

You couldn’t tell,

that there had been rolling thunder -

all through the night.

© 2019 Gypsy Rose Lee