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THE STORM, a poem by Lynda D'souza, Australia

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Lynda D'souza, Australia

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THE STORM

The storm prevails
in the deepest parts
of my fragile, vulnerable self.

The waves of thoughts
lash wildly
at the foundation of my structure.

Ominous, dark,
they toss about
debris, from past conflicts waged;

Callous, violent,
they swirl me down
into the whirlpool vortex.

Churning out rapid
the filth potential
buried long ago, by an unseen Force.

With every striking wave
I dive deeper,
to rise up once again.

An outstretched hand
for tranquility a cry
to the One who stilled the waves.

15.03.1985




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dosunmu tejumolaThis poem describes the current situation of my life.........I've struggled with sickness and disappointment and failure despite the huge potentials that I know I've got......also suffered abuse from close people as a teenager......all these things have made me less an ordinary person....I know its gonna end but when?.....I don't know.....GOD bless you for increasing my hope with your poemNigeria5/24/2014 4:55:01 AM
Paul AllenHello Lynda: I think your poem speaks to almost everyone at some point in their life. I found "debis, from past conflicts waged" to be particularly compelling.USA8/29/2010 7:46:13 PM
Dwayne RankinThank you Lynda for allowing me to copy and paste onto my computer. Of course it is saved with your name on it as the author. I really appreciate it.USA7/28/2010 4:04:31 PM
Barbara Mensahi ve read this particular poem over and over again and have finally printed it out. MAY THE MOST HIGH WHO HAVE GIVEN YOU THIS POEM BLESS YOU WITH MORE.Ghana7/28/2010 12:23:59 PM
KaraWow, This is beautiful. I get it.....I am in it.Untited States6/28/2010 10:17:06 PM
Marcia SchechingerLynda an extremely talented verse. Using the storm as a metaphor for troubled times has a very relateable appeal to the audience, and the final stanza of the "outstretched hand" bringing hope to "still the waves". A beautiful spirital poem that inspires renewal of faith and hope that soon the waters will still for all who are going through turmoil. A well deserved win. :)USA6/17/2010 12:08:44 PM
Lynda D'souzaHi Dwayne, Sorry for the late reply. Absolutely fine- go ahead . No worries!Australia6/17/2010 9:41:31 AM
Dwayne RankinLynda, I just have to come back every one in a while and re read this one of yours.. very, so very uplifting and encouraging in its structure.. I'd like to copy and put on my computer as a document if it would be ok with you.. if not, totally understandable.. might want to even print this one up where I can read it at times.. only if its ok with you.. if not I'll just have to keep on coming back and re reading it here every couple of months :-)USA6/7/2010 11:02:34 PM
Lynda D'souzaDwayne, thank you so much for the encouragement.It is Christ alone who is our Sufficiency and Hope and I'm glad you can acknowledge that with me- we are blessed by His grace. Thanks again. Australia4/23/2010 8:46:17 AM
Dwayne RankinLynda, this is the third time I've read this poem of yours.. and each time I see something new and exiting that I like about it.. and each time I just have to post and let you know.. such wonderful hope in that last line.. this is such a great depiction of what our lives are and the Hope that Christ brings to us allUSA4/23/2010 6:48:19 AM
Dwayne RankinI read this a few weeks ago and just had to go back to it.. such a lovely poem.. gripping in its reality.. this one really touched me.. with all the bad things. always there is hope.. if we but reach out and askUSA3/19/2010 10:14:56 PM
Westly Shaw I like this because I believe that inside every person is a storm of one kind of another. We are all different, not more so, or less so, just different. This is what I seen and liked about this poem. Look forward to reading more of your poems.USA2/16/2010 11:08:31 PM
Dwayne RankinOh Lynda, your use of a storm to show the previaling troubles of live is very stirring. I especially like the last thoughts of the outstretched hand reaching out for "the one who stilled the waves". congratulations on eliciting the thoughts and emotions of the troubled person looked out to God for help. I love this poemUSA2/13/2010 10:08:35 AM
Pooja Elangbami love the storm!it tells the story of a lifetimeIndia1/16/2010 1:31:32 AM
Sulekha RathnamWELL DONE AUNTY.......GREAT JOB.......CONGRATS!! :)India12/5/2009 7:29:12 AM
Jean PrinslooCongratulations on a beautiful thought provoking poem. Can't wait for the next one.South Africa11/6/2009 6:17:13 AM
Kaa.Na.KalyanasundaramOminous, dark, they toss about debris, from past conflicts waged; Good lines, I enjoyed much. Best wishes.India11/3/2009 12:19:10 PM
SaptarshiI could feel the impulse of the deep and dark emotion emanating from your work. It's truly beautiful.India11/1/2009 9:58:56 AM
Congratulations, Lynda. This piece is also an excellent work from your hand.This is something many of us can identify with. There is storm but there is hope for tranquility, resting on the One who is able to still the waters. Beautiful!10/28/2009 1:35:28 PM
MaryHey Lynda It is really very nice poem, expressed all in such few words. Proud to have you in our family. I cant express myself much. But very excited to read that you won the first prize. God bless you and use you more for His glory. Love you loads.India10/28/2009 7:12:31 AM
Leena WilliamsCongratulations Lynda . This is a beautiful art work. You have beautifully painted the picture of this destroying storm and then the one who rescues , in just a few words. Keep it up. India10/27/2009 5:51:44 PM
Nicole WilliamsWow! Beautiful imagery! Thank you for sharing with us Aunty Lynda! We love you! God has gifted us you in SO many ways!India10/27/2009 12:36:24 PM
LinceLyn, Congrats wonderful sis!! Extremely tho't provoking...Just thank God for you...I really appreciate every talent and ability God has blessed you with. Keep going and make use of this ability to the fullest and watch how our Lord works thru' your poems and life just by being yourself!!Love you lots!!Qatar10/27/2009 2:51:02 AM
Leonie BirdFANTASTIC Lynda. This poem could not have come at a better time to me. This will pull me throughAustralia10/26/2009 9:09:32 PM
Jeremy RaftosDear Lynda you have eloquently described the dark night of the soul -the challenge for us all-and your own path out. A very thought provoking poem ThanksAustralia10/26/2009 9:04:05 PM
Lynda D'souzaThank you to all of you who have commented, for the appreciation expressed- voicesnet has reignited the spark to start writing poems more often.Australia10/26/2009 7:30:03 PM
Gail KayCongratulations on winning with this remarkable, poignant and powerful poem Lynda.Australia10/26/2009 5:49:14 PM
linda terrellThis is such an amazing poem. Congrats to you Lynda. It show you talent.usa10/26/2009 10:34:32 AM
Lee EmmettCongratulations, Lynda! Oi! Oi! Oi!Australia10/26/2009 9:21:54 AM
thelmaCongratulations Lydna very powerful,very moving poem!australia10/26/2009 8:07:40 AM
Nancy CrosslandCongratulations, Lynda! A most inspiring write. It is a winner!USA10/26/2009 1:56:04 AM
 

 
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