Dire forecast

It rustles though the trees, scattering fallen leaves.

It's quite calm now, but it's a picture to deceive.


There's a storm on the horizon, seek shelter from the storm.

If you were told it would be sunny, you were badly misinformed.


There's an ill and dangerous wind that will soon be blowing,

forget what you believed, forget what you always thought you were knowing,


it's a storm that stretches across the entire shattered world,

pushing hate and distrust before it, no one saw it, and chaos will occur.


Came out of nowhere, and demanded our attention and radar screens.

So far right, I hope I'm wrong, but I think I know what it means.


It means world wide turbulence, and global disarray.

I see what's coming, but there's nothing I can do or say.


Submitted: January 02, 2017

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Brilliantly put, Mike! And I think we've both seen the same forecast.

Mon, January 2nd, 2017 5:51pm


Thanks, Hully, and I think you're right!

Mon, January 2nd, 2017 9:52am

moa rider

You are doing and saying Mike. Many sit on there arse and do nothing. This is your fifteenth read, I've planted tiny seeds and each one had produced enough timber to build half a house. Usianguke.

Tue, January 3rd, 2017 3:58am


Thank you, Moa, and I'm trying to sound the alarm, and I know you're right, but I just feel so helpless!

Tue, January 3rd, 2017 6:13am

Rehmat Tanzila

Ohhh woww thats amazing Mike !!!!

Wed, September 27th, 2017 4:56am


Thank you much, Rehmat!

Wed, September 27th, 2017 9:03am


I love you rhythm & rhyming sceme! I don't think that catastrophic, & dire consequences have arisen, as you prophetically proclaim here, but certainly there are some bad winds blowing in both this country, as well as many others! Time will tell all things, I guess!

Tue, October 10th, 2017 11:33am


Thanks, Spy Guy; I believe we're in deep shit!

Tue, October 10th, 2017 9:35am

Sunny Malik

I love this! It's amazing! I really like your choice of words you used!

Wed, November 15th, 2017 7:15pm


Thank you much, Sunny!

Wed, November 15th, 2017 11:21am


I really liked your poem. I do wonder if it tells of something more than just a destructive something, but something more metaphorical. The rhyme works really well and it makes it flow nicely, except one doesn't; 'world' and 'occur'. They don't rhyme and it's a shame because it disrupts the flow created by all the other nice ones. I really enjoyed seeing the imagery that you created of this storm, you really captured the idea of this bit destructive force just bombarding in.

Thu, February 1st, 2018 2:20am


Thank you, Archia!

Wed, January 31st, 2018 8:56pm


In reading such a beautiful poem, which was written a year ago; your forecast, is pretty much right on point as you say, and as I write. If you see any sunny days ahead, let me so I can set my umbrella aside.

Love and Hugs,

Sat, February 24th, 2018 10:31pm


Thanks, Kemy, unfortunately, I predict you'll need that umbrella for a long time yet, in fact, if you have another, get it ready!

Sat, February 24th, 2018 3:05pm

r futrell


Tue, October 9th, 2018 5:24pm


Yes sir, thanks, R. F!

Tue, October 9th, 2018 10:27am

Kevin Michael Smith

again, this is my second read. And what you have captured here is a frustration that many of us feel. I guess I have to keep reading to find the work that awoke the soldiers of the beast. I wonder Mike... I know it could be really difficult... but what a challenge... to write a poem from the other side. An honest moment or thought from what you call a zombie. I think its important to try to understand them because when we take the power (I was going to say back... but for me that not the right word. The Dems are a mess ass well, the world a mess and it needs a real fix) but when power shifts whoever has it has to think about everyone. The true danger is the clash that could happen between the right and the left, the one that will be caused but the stupidest of human traits (children holding their ears and screaming la la la to drown the others out)
By th way! I don't believe that is what you are doing here so dont misinterpret my WAY TOO LONG message.

Tue, October 23rd, 2018 5:12am


Interesting idea, Keven, I sort of did, but I don't understand their thought process, and I'd be afraid to try, if you know what I mean. Theirs is a worldview based on fear and hatred of anyone who thinks any differently than them. Believe me, I've tried to understand them, but I can't, which is too bad, because how are we ever supposed to find compromise? I feel that our democracy is built entirely on compromise, and that is gone. Missing even how to find common ground is why I fear for our country

Tue, October 23rd, 2018 8:56am

Cyn S. Rose

This was relevant and still is. Beautifully expressed. Thank you.

Thu, April 30th, 2020 2:41pm


Thanks, Cyn, I wrote this a long time ago about the political winds that blow, but it's even more relevant today

Thu, April 30th, 2020 10:05am

ChloéAnna Sheets-Ortiz

Mike S.,
You are without a doubt spot on my Booksie friend.
Maybe folks will give an ear bc it’s poetry and their minds will chew on what was said. And the big storm that’s been blowing will slowly lose its teeth! Keep writing your poetry, I know your message & I’m right there with you sir.
Very good job! Seriously well done & I love the flow.
I was surprised you knew my initials-
ChloèAnna O.

Wed, August 3rd, 2022 7:55pm


Thank you, CAO

Thu, August 4th, 2022 9:49am

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