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Thunder, thunder...

An engineer-to-be trying to find solace and solitude in writing.


Thunder thunder,
I can't help but wonder..
A heart as broken as his,
No wonder, roars for all the world to surrender.

What pain must he be in,
What battle is he to win,
What conflict is he to resolve,
Where does he let his anguish dissolve?
I can only imagine how hard it must be,
For, all he does is rumble and plea.

How selfless is he,
His miseries make him wail,
Which in turn fills every vessel, fills every pail.

A mighty striped bow, might sometimes bloom
Depriving him of his melancholic gloom..
Oh how I wish, I could turn that frown,
Into a sweet little smile, by tilting it upside down..

I don't know the grief, I don't know the cause
All I know is that I mourn for his loss.
To wish for his happiness, seems bizarre
Because without his tears, perished we are.

© 2019 Priya Dinesh


Priya Dinesh (author) from Bangalore on September 19, 2019:

Thank you so much Amanda, for your kind kind words! :)

Amanda Nechesa from Nairobi on September 18, 2019:


Really really beautiful!

This thunder huh, why it so sad, so angry?

I like that you made me wonder about that

Priya Dinesh (author) from Bangalore on September 15, 2019:

Thank you so much Chitrangada ji !

Your feedback always means a lot :)

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 15, 2019:

Beautiful and insightful poem.

Relating thunder to human emotions is very thoughtful. Great creative piece.

Thanks for sharing.

Priya Dinesh (author) from Bangalore on September 14, 2019:

Thank you so much Adnan! I tried to embody the feelings of something inanimate, really happy that you could relate :)

Adnan from Earth, Universe on September 14, 2019:

What an eye catching personification....no wonder I imagined as if the verse deviated from thunder to a person in despair...a very clever depiction I should say...in such a wonderful write...Thanks for sharing Priya !!

Priya Dinesh (author) from Bangalore on September 14, 2019:

Much thanks :)

MG Singh emge from Singapore on September 14, 2019:

Lovely poem. Lovely sentiments

Priya Dinesh (author) from Bangalore on September 13, 2019:

Thank you so much Lora! Its always to pleasure to hear such nice words from you :)

Lora Hollings on September 13, 2019:

Priya, I really love your poem about thunder! I like the way that you turned this weather phenomenon into a person. It is witty and so well done! Keep up the great work.

Priya Dinesh (author) from Bangalore on September 13, 2019:

Thanks a lot John! As human beings, i feel it's important to resonate with all things inanimate too. Glad you liked it :)

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 13, 2019:

What a wonderful way to describe thunder as a living being who is suffering grief or mourning. Wonderful poetry, Priya.

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