Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thunderstorm--By Marlene Million--United States


Power is beauty,
when unleashed
nature darkens, churns
and clashes.

Rolling clouds swirl
in a gray, blue,
and black
thunder clap!

Raindrops in staccato
deluge my deck
in a wet and wild soak,
soothing summer's heat.

My senses alert, I absorb
nature's furious fare,
bewitched by her
intriguing temper.

Marlene Million is a retired insurance secretary from her husband's business and grandmother of four. She has published two chapbooks and belongs to several writers’ groups. She had a poem on display at Indianapolis Arts Garden the month of February, 2013 and has been published in a variety of venues.


  1. A good thunderstorm exhilarates... your poem too!!!

    1. I agree Terry. This exhilarating thunderstorm, our granddaughter enjoyed the way the raindrops were hitting our deck, as we were watching from inside. We wanted her to enjoy nature and not be afraid of storms.

      Thank you,

  2. What a fun poem about nature and her ( sometimes ) wrath upon us! Love the expressions and creativity! Sheri

    1. Thank you Sheri, my family loves thunderstorms!

  3. I have a picture of a tornado going over my house.
    Hence, weather poems and patterns fascinate me.
    You poem kept me on the edge, Marlene.
    As it should be... Myke

  4. Absolutely. Power and beauty. Sometimes scary but still majestic and beautiful the thunderstorms. Thank you for sharing, Marlene. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  5. Marlene, I could very well see your powerful words come to life in my mind. Being from Arizona, in the desert where the monsoons brought many thunderstorms and rolling clouds, your poem reminded me of those early days when I was a girl and so happy to hear the huge rain drops begin to pelt the roof of our home knowing it was going to cool things off. That was pure joy. Thank you for sharing this poem and your talent.
    Love, Charlene

  6. Marlene,
    I love the sound of thunderstorms, when I am inside and not in harm's way...
    Your new friend,
    David Fox