2019 Day 29 – Watching Storms From A Distance

We watch the lightning play across the sky.
The thunder rumbles. We are not afraid.
We can remember fear if we try.

Times when the world would make us cry,
When terror bade us run. And yet we stayed.
We watch the lightning play across the sky.

The darkening clouds hold shadows of a lie,
A distant time we felt our hopes betrayed.
We can remember fear if we try.

We know the healing power of goodbye.
The storm is distant. Debts have all been paid.
We watch the lightning play across the sky.
We can remember fear if we try.

Notes: a truncated villanelle which more or less follows the prompt: “Today, I’d like to challenge you to blend these concepts into your own work, by producing a poem that meditates, from a position of tranquillity, on an emotion you have felt powerfully. “

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