The Passing Storm

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The Passing Storm

Post by Tom Watson » Wed Nov 10, 2004 5:56 pm

The tarnished silver clouds fly by…
A raindrop kisses my eye,
And rolls down my cheek,
Following a path set by the leak
Of salted water
Force dripped as a tear;
Unwillingly, but there;
Responding to a memory floating on the air;
Foggy;
Soggy;
Soaked by the puddles where it lie,
Too heavy to move, too stubborn to die.

Raindrop kisses, cloud cover shade,
Erode a heart as a life fades.
The glow behind
On the path taken, reminds
Not of a love lost, forsaken,
But of a duty that was taken,
With honor, longing
For the holding, the belonging…
Slipping;
Sliding;
Life moves on the wet traction,
Of a heart lost by a soul’s retraction…

Then, the Light polishes tarnish away,
The clouds are silver lined, white, not grey.
A last raindrop slides on a damp
Trail of joy, shining in the Lamp
Of hope, with a glow dancing on fresh winds,
Letting me feel free of the pains of my sins,
Feeling the love and joy in me
For the One who set my heart free;
Amazing;
Praising…;
For the Weatherman of heart saving grace
Removing my storms; showing His beautiful face.


Tom
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WOW

Post by Poetry Queen » Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:53 am

<center><b>WOW</b>
This is a well written piece of art work...
It is painted in nice details...
I walked through this painting wanting to keep on reading...
I enjoyed reading each and every word of it...
I read it twice to get the real feeling of what was being painted...
I am very glad I stopped by...
This is a very nice piece that you deserve a reward for your creativity...
Nice Job And Very Well Written...
:thumbsup: Two Thumbs Up ! :thumbsup:</center>

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Post by jeannerené » Sat Nov 13, 2004 5:20 pm

Tom,

Felt like a short animated chronical of a rebirth.......really as I was reading this I was getting images of the whole thing set to an animated feature......gee ....wish we had some film/graphic artists in the familia.......

......thank you for sharing this walk thru a storm.......


jeanne
... and his words purge up and outward,
expelled and onward through desert dust swallowed,
sands he says that gorge on simple sensibilities.
And, now he spits fragments, grit, extended vowels and elongated syllables
over cracked lips. Their sounds fall
piling round his boots…
~ jeannerené

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~breathe~


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Post by Tom Watson » Sun Nov 14, 2004 6:43 am

Thank you Queen...I am glad you stopped by and enjoyed my weather report also....

Jeanne, thank you for reading and offering these encouraging words...your visits and comments are always appreciated.

Tom
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Post by Dreamcaster » Sun Dec 05, 2004 4:51 am

Great expression Tom ' i really like your poetry tom..guess iam big fan of yours :mrgreen:
" Tell me little starfish
if you have no objection
how do we know which way to go
if you point in all direction"
-Enrique Izazaga

If you stay calm, you are wise, but if you have a hot temper, you only show how stupid you are...
Proverbs 14:29

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Post by Tom Watson » Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:20 pm

Thank you, Enrique, I always appreciate your words of encouragement.

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Post by Debbie » Sun Sep 11, 2005 6:55 pm

:bow: :bow: :bow: You had me in silent tears sitting here Tom...
What an extraordinary write..I know I complement you all the time on your work..sometimes I'm at a loss for words because of the way you touch my heart...and this one has done just that..

Bless you Dear Brother..
and amazing and beautiful poem..by your pen..
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Reach Out And Love Someone
Slow Down And Look around
You Will Find Someone Who Needs You.....

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Post by Tom Watson » Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:23 pm

Debbie, you are truly His :angel: , for the timing on this comment was exceptional. You just lifted me up from a downer. We had a prayer group meet tonight with not just praising our Lord in mind, but the tragedy that has befallen California this past week. I won't mention the exact subject to avoid a prolonged discussion away from the poem.
Suffice it to say, I appreciated the lift your comments always give.

God's blessings to you and yours, dear Debbie

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Post by Debbie » Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:09 am

when I read you reply Tom you blessed me to thank you..
and you were in Prayer about the storm in California...and
the title of your poem just happened to be...

THE PASSING STORM...mmm....God sure had something to do with this for sure...keep your chin up my dear friend...Jesus still sits on the throne and calms the storms..

love your sis...Debbie
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Post by Tom Watson » Sat Sep 24, 2005 5:11 am

Again, :angel: Debbie, I thank you for your constant encouragement.
Just as the Hurricanes stall, indecisive of the direction to move, the storm of choices still hovers and shadows this state. That the storm has formed as a result of human choices made, I am certain, has already caused another frown line on the brow of our Lord...yet we were given free choice and how it pans out will be as the result on our determination, with only the results to be judged by God.
Peace and Grace be with you always, dear sister.

Tom
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Post by Debbie » Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:03 am

Bless you dear Tom..there seems to be so many different storm blowing around..in the weather..in lives..work places...economy..but praise God we can put our trust in Him...
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Post by Asher » Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:31 pm

wow, that was great... speechless

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Post by Tom Watson » Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:58 am

Thank you for your kindness Asher. :mrgreen:

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Post by Tom Watson » Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:09 am

Are there still storm clouds remaining in your life?
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Post by Debbie » Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:33 pm

though the storms are raging ...I will trust in the Lord :wink:
again a breathtaking poem dearest brother and friend.....Mr. Watson.....Bless you for sharing this again today...... :bow: :bow:
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