SKYBOMB

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

FEEL THE ANGER

At first nothing, only cirrus wisps in the upper ocean,

 

A second spring is coming, pure white clouds in bloom.

 

The air warms under the light of Ra, cumulus rises,

 

Cotton candy dripping with venom, near the horizon.

 

As it reaches towards the heavens, metamorphosis occurs,

 

Hitting the stratosphere its head flattens, in the shape of an anvil.

 

The visage is empty no more, now covered by cumulonimbus,

 

Roaring clouds shatter eardrums, a gun without a silencer.

 

The fresh breeze rapidly intensifies, becoming a whole gale,

 

Trees sway back and forth, dancing to the violent discordant melody.

 

Midnight at noon, darkness overtakes the earth, a natural manifest destiny,

 

Electricity flying through the air, the afternoon night illuminated briefly.

 

From drizzle to cloudburst, flash forwarding past the teenage years,

 

Feel the anger of the Earth itself as Judge, Jury and Executioner.

 

Nothing to do but wait, until the downdraft suffocates the anger,

 

Pray the storm isn’t super on the cellular level, and hope to see the stars.

 

As the Earth cools, the superheated air falls from Heaven with Lucifer,

 

Death comes as quickly as life, the cloudburst fades into a drizzle.

 

Ra returns, ending the violent storm akin to the crimson scar on Jupiter,

 

In the aftermath in the atmosphere, it looks as though a bomb went off.

 


Submitted: September 05, 2019

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Derina Penn

Yes, the anger was very strong in this poem. I like storm too, but I feel it a bit different. I feel it is a releasing of passion between sky and earth. To be blunt, a love making between them.

Thu, September 5th, 2019 9:00pm

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I actually like that comparison, it really is like love making between sky and earth. Not only do I like weather in general, I even took a course for it during college. One of my favorite things to write about is space and weather, so much opportunity for imagery. Thanks for reading, Derina, always appreciate seeing your comments

Sat, September 7th, 2019 11:56pm

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Compass Girl

The imagery is really impressive! Gorgeous poem.
XO CG

Thu, September 5th, 2019 10:55pm

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Thanks for reading CG!

Sat, September 7th, 2019 11:57pm

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hullabaloo22

Brilliant imagery on more than one level, MW!

Fri, September 6th, 2019 6:40pm

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Thanks Hully! I definitely tried harder on the imagery, my best tends to come out when I'm writing about space or weather

Sat, September 7th, 2019 11:57pm