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Storm Clouds On the Way

Dean Traylor is a freelance writer and teacher who writes about various subjects, including education and creative writing.


Storm clouds on the way.

No shelter from the rain,

No hiding from the hail.

Thor’s hammer comes crashing down as

Lightning tears the fabric of your calm, blue skies.

You see no way

As the wind thrashes and strips you

Of your well-being.

You’re left alone.

To face the storm

Lightning strikes again and again,

Searing a scar that runs deep and

May never, ever heal.

These are dark times,

And the storm lasts too long.

Too long for you to have hope

That the end will come.

In times like these,

Revelation must be…

Storms come and go.

And, you don’t have to let it stay.

Storm clouds on the way

All the time.

Stand firm,

Stand tall.

Face it with all your might!

For the storm will come for you

But, you don’t have to fall for it,

And let it sweep you away.

(for Garet)


© 2021 Dean Traylor


Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on April 08, 2021:

Inspiring poetry. Happy Poetry Month. Jamie

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on April 08, 2021:

Great message. No matter the storm, we must remain still.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 08, 2021:

Great Piece! Stand strong, don't let life bring you down.

There is always a way.

manatita44 from london on April 08, 2021:

Impactful piece! For many they are here, not on the way. We will see the light at the end of the tunnel, no doubt. A matter of when.

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