Storms and Me

Penable Thursday Poetry Competition – STORMS

Leon Skibitzki

Raging storms have all gone by,
Bending and breaking the whole of me.
I have shivered, I have trembled,
Wandered and got lost in the tempest.
My ship has sunk and settled down,
At the dark bottoms of rough violent seas,
where something called light was unheard.
I have seen death, I have been shattered,
the dark dungeons have held me tied.

Then I saw me growing gills and fins,
thanks to the depth that kept me safe.
Storms were outside but underneath,
the calmness retained its calm.
When I thought I was being drowned,
My destiny had some different plans.
I was revived and life breathed into me.
And when I came outside that place,
I was storm ready –
A windmill so strong and bold,
I could tame the wildest of storms,
And a fish too-
I could survive the tossing tempest.


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  1. This is beautiful Nima, a bit dark in t he beginning and the main character seems lost in the sea as the ship sinks. Then, she grows gills and I loved that image. As if she were a mermaid and she survived and your poem ended with such hope and strength. I can’t help recalling the book/movie β€œThe Shape of Water.” It’s a young adult book and I never got through the book which I’m told is great, but the movie was quite interesting and recalls some of the images in your poem.
    Enjoy your night.

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    1. That was a wonderful comment Mandibelle πŸ™‚ thank you very much πŸ˜€
      I have heard of that movie but not of the book. Now that you have mentioned it, I will try watching πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
      And it is morning here 😁😁
      We are on two different sides 😬

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