Watery fist

The gale gradually gains momentum

silvery strands of lightning angrily strike the seas

boisterous clouds let loose the pelting marbles

pummeling the deck mercilessly

sheets of rain obscure the view

churlish waves crash and bang against the hull

furious foam spills over the bulwark

it is an unevenly pitched battle

the fury of nature giving no quarter

an emergency like situation prevailing

the aging ship rolls ponderously

valiantly trying to stay afloat.


42 thoughts on “Watery fist

  1. Wow Punam. I want to listen and watch the fury of this storm from a dry place. You really used words as your own personal tools to effortlessly capture the intensity of that rain. You’re the master ❀️❀️

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    1. I started off with a ship’s struggle against a storm but it became all about rain! Rain is just pouring out of me! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      Thank you so much for your lovely words, Rachel. ❀️❀️


  2. Always compelling poetry, Punam (I learned last night that your name means Full Moon–how cool is that!!). First, I love “silvery strands of lightning”–it immediately made me think of the silver tinsel we used to decorate our Christmas trees when I was growing up. Then, “churlish” is THE perfect word to describe such stormy waves. Write On!! πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Aww! Thank you for taking the trouble to find the meaning of my name! ❀️ You will find moon making frequent appearances on my posts!πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much for the beautiful comment. I am glad it reminded you of the Christmas trees of your childhood. ❀️


      1. You are most welcome! And the moon is so easy to write about–in every phase and on any topic πŸ™‚ ❀

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  3. lol claim you’d done the last rain post and then step it up to a major storm!

    could be metaphorical as we are ships tossed about on stormy seas … hope hubbies ship is ok?

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