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The Tempest

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hsystems
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Author's Note:  Here's another one of my nature poems...

           The Tempest

It rained outside my house, today:
A downpour from the sky,
That saturated Mother Earth,
'Til nothing was left dry.
The lightning crackled gleefully -
The thunder laughed aloud,
As rainclouds filled the firmament:
A black, forbidding shroud.
I thought that nothing good could come
From such a violent storm -
It seemed to pound the world, in rage,
Intending only harm.
Yet, wonder soon replaced my fear -
For, when the storm was through,
I saw that it had cleansed the earth
And left it bright and new.
The rain had been a friend to Earth,
Though it had seemed a foe:
The minerals it left behind
Would help the plants to grow.

It rained within my soul, today -
The raindrops were my tears.
My heart was wracked with aching pain;
My mind was filled with fear.
The jagged lightning of despair
Sliced blithely through my dreams,
As clouds of deepest sorrow
Blotted out my self-esteem.
Again, I thought the angry storm
Could surely bear no good.
It seemed bent on destroying me -
I almost wished it would!
Yet, when the rain was over,
Fragile peace began to grow.
Bright hope dispelled the rainclouds,
And set my soul aglow.
My heart still knows some pain - and, yet,
I know that it shall mend.
My cleansing tears have given me
The strength to live, again.

      -Troy J. Hoecherl-

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Miss Abagail Mannering
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1 posted 04-12-2000 05:19 PM       View Profile for Miss Abagail Mannering   Email Miss Abagail Mannering   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miss Abagail Mannering

I REALLLLLLLLLLLLY liked this... !!

 "Ya have to kiss a lot of frogs before you meet your prince... just watch out for all the pond scum!!!"
netswan
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2 posted 04-12-2000 06:55 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Troy - this comparison is exceptional.
Your poems move me -- Keep up the great
writing!

Warm Regards,
Teresa King
JamesMichael
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3 posted 04-13-2000 07:11 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

A very beautiful poem full of wisdom and understanding.   James
Nan
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4 posted 04-13-2000 08:35 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Troy - This is wonderful... I'm never disappointed when I open one of your works... Simply great!!!...
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5 posted 04-13-2000 08:47 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Troy,
Don't take this the wrong way, but I Love you man....lol
I hope this is published

Jeffrey
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Excellent writing, Troy. This is great!

Denise
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Troy~
Very, very nicely done.
~*Marge*~


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