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Lullaby

I shuffle and squirm in bed, worn out from another difficult day. I’ve tried everything, reading, watching TV listening to soft music, nothing works.

Suddenly, I her the wind pick up and blow against my screen. A spatter of rain taps quietly n my roof. Lightening and thunder rumble far away. For a moment, the rain falls in torrents, then settles into a peaceful song. Nature’s lullaby.

Before I know it, my reddened eyes start to blink. My mind goes blank, my heart slows to a quiet rhythm. The soft breathing of my cat blends with the gentleness of a warm summer rain.

Soon, I am asleep. The rain has does its trick. Nature has helped me get a much-needed rest. I wake up, a bit surprised that it is morning. Somehow, that is alright, I feel refreshed.

Thank you rain for your blessing.

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Thunder in my Soul

The rain splashes down on the skillet-hot pavement

steam rises from the street, making its own fog.

A sharp bolt of lightning, way too close,

followed by window rattling thunder crash.

Sunday afternoon, my back throbbing,

I lay exhausted, listening to the storm.

Wondering if the heat, the fire, the thunder

is coming from outside me or within.

I walk slowly to the door to look out again.

The sun is peeking around a cloud,

I see a coal black cat dash by.

It’s so quiet, I can hear the grass rustling.

I knew the answer anyway, I sigh.

The thunder in my soul will always

frighten away the storm outside.

 

 

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