Test of Faith

Wind and rain raged on –
Storm tested the bows and faith
Parted clouds by morn
Made way for the sun to shine –
Still puddles reflect day’s grace

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– Written for Silver’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #6. Word prompts were “wind” & “grace” or synonyms of those. Photo from Wikimedia

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Summer’s End

Upon the breeze,
The scent of rain, refreshing, new.
Upon the breeze,
Sounds of lost laughter stir the trees.
I just notice something else too.
Summer storm brings the scent of you,
Upon the breeze.

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– Written for Jane Dougherty Writes, Poetry challenge #45: Summer Storm. Photo prompt and “Summer Storm.” Poetry form Rondelet. Photo from Wikimedia.

Hurricane Party

It started as a little rain,
And quickly became a hurricane.
Authorities said to evacuate,
But I was already late for an ocean date.
Others might think surfing a storm is insane.


– Written for Limerick Challenge Week 28. Prompt was “rain.” Photo from Pixabay.com.

Not Tonight

Leaves lifted into a spin around me…

The wind and rain raged.

I screamed into the storm, “You will not have me!”

Lightning flashed, and the thunder replied mocking me. I shivered from the cold drops on my skin like darts.

Sirens howled, too close to ignore. Trees bent to touch the ground and leaves lifted into a spin around me.

Papa took my hand and ran toward the shelter.

I saw the twister bearing down on top of us, just as the door closed.

With it now locked, we settled in the back and lit a candle.

You will not have me, not tonight, I thought.

– Written for Thin Spiral Notebook’s 100 Word Challenge: Weather. WC 100. Photo from Pixabay.com.