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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. .


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


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 29, 2019:

Thank you, Eric.

Thank you, Tim,

Thank you, Shauna. Actually I have not noticed such dramatic lightning but the thunder is deafening. It hits the water either on the ocean side or the river side and then it sounds like bomb blasts went off,.

Thank you, Thelma. I was afraid of thunder and lightning too but now I enjoy turning off the lights and watching the show outside.

Thelma Alberts from Germany on August 27, 2019:

Beautiful poem. I am scared of thunder and lightning.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on August 23, 2019:

Beautiful, Rasma! I take it you've now experienced Florida's storms. Have you witnessed heat lightning yet?

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on August 22, 2019:

Excellent, Gypsy Rose. I liked the way you intertwined Greek mythology with the sound of ponies. Thanks and quite accurate.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 21, 2019:

Loved this. I love thunder and lightening.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 21, 2019:

Thank you, Bill.

Thank you, Lorna.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 21, 2019:

We had a rare thunder storm blow through here last week...it was spectacular....and I loved this poem.

Lorna Lamon on August 21, 2019:

I love the peace that descends after a thunderstorm. Your poem captured the strength of nature, and took me on a journey.

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