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(Just for fun 🙂 )

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Said Lightning to the thunder:

I am in charge of you!

You haven’t any color

but I’m electric blue.

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Said Thunder to the lightning:

I’m the one you hear.

You’re just a random fork of light

but I inspire fear.

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Said Lightning to the thunder:

I turn night into day,

I’ll wave my whip and sheet the sky

while you just roll away.

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Said Thunder to the lightning,

‘tis I that moves the air.

You’re just a ziggy-zaggy flash

but I give earth a scare.

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Said Lightning to the thunder:

watch me, I’ll make a flame

by striking every target

while your rumble has no aim.

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And from the ground rose Fire

writhing towards the sky:

I am master here now,

both of you can say goodbye.

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Then just in time came Rain, who cried:

this land is all my own.         

I’m putting out your careless fire

now go – leave Earth alone.

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And still they argued back and forth

till Wind came out to play.

He laughed and roared with wild delight

and blew the storm away.

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© 2013, 2017  Betty Hayes Albright

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(re-posted from 2013 – a children’s poem, for grown-ups too.)

 

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(Just a silly little verse, written during one of our recent thunder storms.)

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Said Lightning to the thunder,

I am in charge of you!

You haven’t any color

but I’m electric blue.

 .

Said Thunder to the lightning,

I’m the one they hear.

You’re just a random fork of light

but I inspire fear.

 .

Said Lightning to the thunder,

I turn night time into day,

I’ll crack my whip and sheet the sky

while you just roll away.

 .

Said Thunder to the lightning,

‘t is I that moves the air.

You’re just a ziggy-zaggy flash

but I give earth a scare.

 .

Said Lightning to the thunder,

watch me – I’ll make a flame

by striking every target,

but thunder has no aim.

 .

Then from the ground rose Fire

writhing towards the sky,

I am master here now,

both of you can say goodbye.

 .

But just in time came Rain, who cried:

this land is all my own.         

I’m putting out your careless fire

now go – leave Earth alone.

 .

And still they argued back and forth

till Wind came out to play.

He laughed and roared with wild delight

and blew the storm away.

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© 2013, 2016  Betty Hayes Albright

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From a thunder sky

swish of singing silver rains

chorus in the woods.

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(c) 2013 Betty Hayes Albright

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Pieces

(re-post)

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When you raise your hands

they’re filled with wind –

     I fly!

Lightning unchains your feet,

you beat thunder

from your chest –

     I dance!

There are no clouds

in your eyes

but they are not rainless –

     I bow.

Birds plant seeds

in your footprints,

I watch them grow

into trees

that walk away

and back again.

They weave a sky

 of bark and green

and sun,

and in the puzzle of light

I see your face.

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(c) 1995, 2012  Betty Hayes Albright

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Pieces


When you raise your hands

they’re filled with wind –

     I fly!

Lightning unchains your feet,

you beat thunder

from your chest –

     I dance!

There are no clouds

in your eyes

but they are not rainless –

     I bow.

Birds plant seeds

in your footprints,

watch them grow

into trees

that walk away

and back again.

They weave a sky

 of bark and green

and sun,

and in the puzzle of light

I see your face.

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(c) 1995, 2012 Betty Hayes Albright

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