Sunday, May 29, 2011

Stormy Nights Forgotten

so heavy they hurt
they cloud reality
blow the time away
a tornado from the blue
sprawled out on the dirty floor
she fuels her moods with songs
melancholy, broken, dark
songs of lost loves, cheating liars
over and over again
she sits
she listens
she rocks
the violent storms flood
blinding rain, tears of pain
an emotional balloon is she
until the hurricane hits
turns thunder
spurns rage
eyes, those eyes
they know
dusk turns to dark turns to dawn
sunshine peaks through, cheer
offers hope after the rain
the pain last night forgotten
she wonders why her head hurts
so heavy
these moods

@laurie kolp

Prompt inspirations: Jingle poetry and  Poetry Jam


Judith C Evans said...

I love this poem's connection between emotions and nature's power. Such vivid descriptions -- I could sense the unease of the approaching storm. Very nice!

Dave King said...

I agree, the power comes from the correspondence between nature's landscapes and our own.

Mary said...

Thunderstorms of real life can certainly be as devastating as those in nature. They can be lived through but they take their toll.

Brian Miller said...

glad the thunderstorm of the mond has passed...and have had little harder headaches than those from emo...

Maggie said...

I related to the inner turmoil. Oh, how I have been there. I loved you beginning, especially.

Victoria said...

The thunderstorms within and without...both can bring so much destruction.

Anonymous said...

You really capture emotional turmoil. Powerful imagery

Marinela said...

I really love this poem's, vivid descriptions between emotions and nature's power.Beautiful creative work. Well done :)

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Liz Rice-Sosne said...

I enjoy the manner in which you write. This is a wonderful poem ranging from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

reflective on emotional storms and how it changes over time.

Thanks for the stunning contribution.

Helen said...

Incredible depth in your poem ... fueling melancholy ... I have been there.

The Poet said...

Great contrast between the storms and moods.

Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog.

Laurie Kolp said...

Thanks to all for stopping by my blog and leaving comments.

Ella said...

I love the imagery that arrived reading your words~

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

So emotional and powerful. I could very much relate to it.

Anonymous said...

Speaking as quite the moody girl, I was so taken with this poem. Your repetitive use of "these moods" really worked, Laurie.

Mine rarely get back to the sunshine when I write them, so this is good inspiration. Thank you so much. Amy

Anonymous said...

the correlation between weather and emotion here is very strong of course, but it was really impacting!