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When did you last see the storm-tossed sea

Paul Stewart's "When did you last see the sea" prompt.

By Novel AllenPublished 21 days ago 2 min read
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I love to stand and watch the mighty works of the creator

Be they counted as many or a significant One

It really matters not

who or what you believe in

or not believe in

The decision is purely yours to choose

Yet there is such beauty and majesty

When the angry clouds roll in

Have you ever watched the sea during a violent storm

as nature unleashes all of her pent-up fury

sparking blinding electrostatic fingers of lightening

across the sky...

Masterful and frightening

Mother nature unleashes her fury

neutralizing two charged regions mightily

and exploding them in glorious magnificence

upon the atmosphere

or maybe she chooses to fire up

one on the ground and another in the atmosphere

The brilliant flashes of light mesmerizing

as lightening causes thunder

and loud shockwaves of sounds

to unfold in a deafening crescendo across the sky

The beautiful, deadly 'bolt from the blue'

reaching down to kiss the turbulence of the waves

as both meet in a mighty clash of titans upon the wind

Did you stand in awe, with parted lips, and wonder

as the wrath of the gods played out a mighty war

as all the elements combined to wage a torrid battle

Air (Wind)...Water...Fire and Earth, dazzle

Earth: The element of the physical body

Water: The element of emotions and desires

Wind: The element of the intellect and communication

Fire: The element of willpower and self-awareness

As the power of the universe un-sheaths itself mightily

Reminding us that we are but a tiny speck

within the grand scheme of things

Behold the power and violent beauty of the sea

as nature rages forth in all her might and magnificence

paying homage to the creator of all things

and the gift of life imparted to tiny insignificant us

We quake with fear and realize

that our lives can be easily snuffed out

like a helpless candle upon the wind

Yet mighty are we

For without us to love

What would our creator do...

When did you last really see the sea?


Paul Stewart's beautiful, wistful prompt.

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Novel Allen

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  • Cathy holmes11 days ago

    Beautiful and inspirational. Nicely done

  • Grz Colm15 days ago

    Well done on a beautiful piece, Novel. The sea sure is transportive and majestic. ☺️👍

  • Paul Stewart20 days ago

    Oh my word. Novel, this is just stunning. I love the reverence, the amazing descriptions and just every single word. I am impressed and grateful that you have put this forward for my little challenge and my little poem inspired this. Well done and thank you for entering. :)

  • It's been a few years, but June of 2025 we will be boarding our first cruise with my side of the family for, not a three hour cruise, but rather a four day cruise.

  • Babs Iverson20 days ago

    Breath-taking!!! Love your nature poem!!! 💕❤️❤️

  • Whoaaa, this was incredibly magnificent! So freaking stunning! Loved your entry so much!

  • Shirley Belk20 days ago

    OUTSTANDING!! Loved it

  • L.C. Schäfer21 days ago

    It's gorgeous... from the shore 👍

  • TheSpinstress21 days ago

    This is an incredible description of a storm...I don't think I've ever seen anything like that, truly.

  • I loved this , great poem and wonderful image

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