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The Lightning Won't Be Gentle
 

 
The lightning won’t be gentle
As it splits the sky asunder
Our eyes behold from far away
The sound of distant thunder

And as the dark approaches
We shrug and turn to tasks
For few will stop to ponder
What brings the coming wrath?

Some will cower down
When the gales burst forth in fury
Some will stand in awe
Enthralled and never worried

But nothing to our aid
Will cease the gathering storm
And all within its path
Shall feel its raging scorn

And when the night has passed
And the Sun begins to heal
We’ll gather then at last
To speak of how we feel

Some will weep in sorrow
For loved ones lost to winds
Some will grasp tomorrow
And kneel to aid their friends

But few will stop to think
What really dared take place?
In spite of all we think we are
We do not rule this space

Every now and then
The storm must come and rage
Lest folly wax and win
And we dare to claim the age

The lightning won’t be gentle
As it splits the sky asunder
Our eyes behold from far away
The sound of distant thunder

And as the dark approaches
We shrug and turn to tasks
For few will stop to ponder
What brings the coming wrath?


Submitted for JolleyNobleFrog's 'The Sound of Distant Thunder' Challenge

By Kathleen MacLintock

© 2009 Kathleen MacLintock (All rights reserved)

 

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