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Lightning in Her Sashay

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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0 posted 07-23-2017 06:52 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

The rain came gentle as a loverís whisper
so soft as not to bend a blade of grass.
The light mist kissed the ground teasingly
as the thunder rumbled by suggestively.
The wind came blowing up the tree skirts
calling down big drops to dot the sidewalks.
Branches bounce in joyous expectation
of a drenching as the clouds cut loose.
Torrents of rain pound the ground.
Water shoots out down spouts
and off porch awnings unleashed.
Lightning lashes out
and thunder is quick to respond.
The downpour seduced the ravaging heat
into the sweet breath of coolness.
Then the rain stopped like a lover spurned.
The precipitation was just penetrating
the parched dirt as it did.
The ground all but gasped
with disappointment.
Birds dropped down from the trees
to look for worms come to the surface
as the thunder continued to rumble.
The northern sky dressed in gray,
appears to have more where that came from.
And right on time for fashionably late,
the storm makes an entrance.
The pelting rain is pummeling the ground
with a watery massage
and the low thunder sounds like moans of pleasure.
As the winds have their way with the water,
the soil sucks up its life blood.
The transfusion comes in torrents.
The storm had been invited to spend the night
but left early instead.
She had stayed just long enough to allow others
to avoid the kiss of death
and to suck the life out of the heat wave.
She rolled on along her merry way
on the arm of thunder
with a little lightning in her sashay.
LGR©7/23/17
© Copyright 2017 Lori Grosser Rhoden - All Rights Reserved
JerryPat2
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1 posted 07-23-2017 07:35 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Sounds like Kansas had some much needed rain, and especially gave "Lightning in Her Sashay." Gotta love  it.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 07-23-2017 11:30 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

We certainly could have used more but I really enjoyed what we got. I had a front row seat on the porch. ~L
Poet In Pink
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3 posted 07-27-2017 08:14 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

I absolutely love this Lori Lou!!! You paint a picture like no other!! Love your word weaving always Alana
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 07-27-2017 08:54 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Hey Pinkbottom!
I'm glad you enjoyed this one, it was pretty fun to write. ~L
Cerulean
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5 posted 07-29-2017 02:35 AM       View Profile for Cerulean   Email Cerulean   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerulean

Even without paying much attention to the Wheat Harvest of '17, you sure know how to pay attention to nature! Refreshing read, as always. *smile*
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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6 posted 07-29-2017 05:06 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Cerulean,
Glad you liked my poem. Nature is my biggest inspiration for sure. ~L
 
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