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Thunder Rolls Beyond the Clouds


Thunder rolls beyond the clouds,

Angels clapping good and loud,

Rushing spirits grasp our hearts,

As another loved one parts.

Nature calls despite our cries,

Heaven’s voices from the sky.

Know this now like yesterday,

Everyone goes home someday.


With comforting reminders,

We smile when we ponder,

All the things they left behind,

Keeping thoughts within our minds.

Echoes rock across the hills,

Thunder, lighting, send thrills,

Heaven opens up the gates,

As another soul it takes.

© 2021 Diana L Pierce


VIDYA D SAGAR on September 04, 2021:

Wonderful poem Diana, it touches the heart. True words those 'everyone goes home someday. To remember the departed ones the the good memories we have of them. Thanks for sharing.

Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on September 04, 2021:

Wow. Diana, that was powerful. It touched me as it conjured up past losses I've had. It especially reminded me of my brother's death when you talked about the thunder. Yes, indeed, I felt thunder and lightning inside. Amazing how you said in your summary that grief has no rules, but it certainly has similarities one can only know if they've experienced it. Thank you for sharing this. Very well done. My condolences to you.

Diana L Pierce (author) from Potter County, Pa. on September 03, 2021:

Thank you so much for the nice comments.

manatita44 from london on September 03, 2021:

A beautiful piece!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 03, 2021:

What a wonderful poem. The thought that thunder signifies the parting of another loved one, and that “everyone goes home someday.” Great work, Diana.

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