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weatherable fluctuations

By Brenton FPublished 3 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - December 2023

the skies greyed

the winds chilled

the thunder came

the storm blew in

and all i could do

was be

my lightning rod self

the rains pelted

driven by

the freezing winds

the thunder roared

the storm was here

and all i could do

was be

my lightning rod self

the day darkened

a premature night

the pelting rains

defying gravity

in their hunger

to wet everything

the centre of the storm

and all i could do

was be

my lightning rod self

the heated air

between each strike


becomes the thunder

the zig zag lightshow

darts between the horizons

the storm passes

and still…all i did

was be

my lightning rod self




Storm II

social commentary

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Brenton F

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Junk words, love words

Fuck you words from Jesus

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  • Sara 3 months ago

    Can’t believe I only got to this now … I’m happy I did tho cuz it’s awesome in its imagery and powerful message of stoicism. Thank you!

  • Raihana H.3 months ago

    Beautiful piece! Congrats! :)

  • Kristen Balyeat3 months ago

    This is such a brilliant piece, Brenton! The idea of the "lightning rod self" is powerful. Amazing work, as always! Bravo!

  • The Dani Writer3 months ago

    This poem is electrified. It's my first time reading such a charge, so I'm in shock 😉 Well done and congrats on the top story!

  • Paul Stewart3 months ago

    I meant to read this yesterday...forgot cos my brain is old and forgetful at times and then boom, Top Story. Deservedly so, love the flow of this and the deep meaning. Well done, sir!

  • Mubashira Kachhot3 months ago


  • Kulshum Khatoon3 months ago

    Your poem beautifully captures the essence of facing life's storms with resilience and self-acceptance. Thank you for sharing this poignant piece; it resonates deeply with the journey of weathering life's challenges. Well done!

  • Margaret Brennan3 months ago

    BRAVO ON TOP STORY.. Love the "Lightning Rod Self" ... guess we all learn how to weather the storms that come our way. the poem is brilliant!

  • The zigzag lightshow. That was my favourite line! Love your poem. Congratulations on your Top Story!

  • Grz Colm3 months ago

    Congrats Brenton on your fiery top story!! 😄🎉

  • Naveed 3 months ago

    Great job! Keep up the fantastic work—congratulations!

  • Daphsam3 months ago

    What a fantastic electrifying poem!!!

  • Shirley Belk3 months ago

    Good one! Keep on being that lightning rod....it's electrifying :)

  • Dana Crandell3 months ago

    There's that Top Story. Congratulations!

  • Poppy 3 months ago

    So well written!

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    Congrats on the TS.

  • Andrew C McDonald3 months ago

    Be careful being your lightning rod self... You may e d up dancing the electric slide. Lol. This is quite good Brenton. Heading to check out part 2

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    This is great. So you keep getting zapped, but you're still standing. Shows your strong enough to take it. Although, I'm sure some clear skies would be nice.

  • Dana Crandell3 months ago

    Well, I read II first, of course. I'm happy to say it didn't detract from either one of them. Being a lightning rod isn't all bad.

  • Andrei Z.3 months ago

    Here it's winter. It was even snowing yesterday. So no more lightnings, though the rains ain't over. 'Shit magnet'? Lol. The second part greatly complements the first one by the way! Pelting lines!

  • Hannah Moore3 months ago

    I love the metaphor as self as lighting rod.

  • Naveed 3 months ago

    Fantastic!!! Love it!!!❤️

  • Grz Colm3 months ago

    Nice to meet you Rod! Intriguing poem though!! Sorry you got zapped so much but at least you are steadfast. ⚡️ In other news, I’m over summer already. Have a good one!!

  • Babs Iverson3 months ago

    Fabulous!!! Loved your social commentary poem!!!💕❤️❤️

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