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Weekly Poetry Stuffage > Week 364 (May 31-June 6) Poems Topic: Eye of the Storm

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message 1: by C. J., Atm Seeker in the "Lin Kuei" (new)

C. J. Scurria (goodreadscomcj_scurria) | 4214 comments You have until the 6th of June to post a poem and from the 7th to around the 11th of June, we’ll vote for which one we thought was best!

Please post directly into the topic and not a link. Please don’t use a poem previously used in this group. Only one submission per person is allowed.

Your poem can be of any length!

This week’s topic is: Eye of the Storm

Thanks for the suggestion!

The rules are pretty loose. You could write a poem about anything that has to do with the subject/photo but it must relate to the topic somehow.

Most of all have fun!


message 2: by Becca (last edited Jun 01, 2017 04:09AM) (new)

Becca (thekidsfromiero) The eye of the storm.

I have a memory.
A faint one.
A lost one.
I remember the fighting that was always there.
The screaming that never ended.
The constant tug and pull.
The strangling feeling that was my life.

I have a memory.
A faint one.
A lost one.
There was a brief moment.
The sky cleared.
It was calm, not a sound.
I truly believed it was over.
Happiness overjoyed me.
I became giddy like a young child.

I have a memory.
A faint one.
A lost one.
How my comfort was gone in mere seconds.
Reality came crashing back.
Ruining me once again.
For the eye of the storm was passed.
And I was left to drown.

- R. McCallum


message 3: by Edward (new)

Edward Davies | 1727 comments Title : Eye Of The Storm
Poet : Edward Davies

Solidly centred
Safe from harm
Enveloped by chaos and dread

Here in the calm
In the eye of the storm
Where nothing can mess with your head

Winds all around you
Howling and whirling
Threatening danger ahead

But you remain innocent
There in the middle
While all that surrounds you is dead


message 4: by Daniel J. (new)

Daniel J. Nickolas (danieljnickolas) | 139 comments Title: A Strom Passes Through
By: Daniel J. Nickolas

Storm water drips down the Mulberry tree; around me:
Lightning’s flip-book pictures of a gravity riding cow,
And blue bone chinaware that summersaults after cleaving
Clean faults through the bark of the Mulberry trunk.

Yet I feel no frost-toothed wind

A syrupy wetness lingers, snuffed through Cow’s moist nostrils
As I hoist her right side up, and wonder how she landed unbroke.
I poke her squishy nose, still dappled with supper shavings of grass,
And pluck off pebbles from rocky-roads torn up by the gas-line roots.

The Mulberry is suddenly frenzied

Cow and I run a maze through inundated maize and cabbage plots,
And mud clots shlock and shlock beneath rubber boots and gluey hooves—
The storm chases us through a field of caramel and molasses.
Cow, with surprised Hera-eyes, bumbles at last into the fissured barn.

Halogen burst

Bolts like frayed yarn descend from an accelerating sky
I tie Cow to the barn’s water pump, and ignore her moo warning
Of the storming wind I already feel cleaving at my back.
I adhere myself to the pump. “Hold on Cow!” — “Moo Moo!”

Belligerence — but then a calmness comes

I untie Cow and step outside to wonder at the sight—
No ruby-slippered-feet protrude from beneath my barn,
Which now looks haphazardly Elmer’s-glued together,
So I must conclude that this is still my luckless farm

Cow, a little too forgetful that Zeus just tried to steal her,
Happy licks storm water off the now still Mulberry tree.


message 5: by C. J., Atm Seeker in the "Lin Kuei" (new)

C. J. Scurria (goodreadscomcj_scurria) | 4214 comments Some muses have been active I see! ;)

If anyone else plans to post a poem let us know and I will give time before the polls go up sometime tomorrow. Thanks!


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