Rolling Thunder Across the Skies

Updated on April 23, 2020
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida with my wonderful cat Sid.

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

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    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile imageAUTHOR

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      13 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      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.

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      Thelma Alberts 

      13 months ago from Germany and Philippines

      Beautiful poem. I am scared of thunder and lightning.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      13 months ago from Central Florida

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

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      Tim Truzy 

      13 months ago from U.S.A.

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

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      Eric Dierker 

      13 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Loved this. I love thunder and lightening.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile imageAUTHOR

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      13 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Thank you, Bill.

      Thank you, Lorna.

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      Bill Holland 

      13 months ago from Olympia, WA

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

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      Lorna Lamon 

      13 months ago

      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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