Morning thunder

English: Intercloud lightnings over Toulouse (...
English: Intercloud lightnings over Toulouse (France) Français : Eclairs intra-nuageux sur Toulouse (France) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I remember those

bygone mornings

with thunder in my head

I could not remember

where I had been,

who I was with,

and for certain not what I had said.

I no longer dance

with demon rum,

nor his enticing friend whisky.

I can be myself with laughter

replacing the thunder mornings instead.

Now the thunder in my morning

Is a wondrous electrical storm.

I watch it out my window

whilst I stay safe and warm.

The thunder in my spirit dances now with glee

As I watch the Creator dancing in lightning across the sky.

Oh,  yes,  the thunder morning of a storm  truly beckons me !


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English: Lightning 1882 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The perfect storm within is dying

Thunder Storm Cloud
Thunder Storm Cloud (Photo credit: Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton)
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English: Thunder clouds over the vines at St Hubertus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Sun-der clouds
Sun-der clouds (Photo credit: Jos Dielis)
Thunder Cloud
Thunder Cloud (Photo credit: yumoses1992)

The perfect storm within is dying….

I, no longer, need to be perfect.

I, no longer need, to be your bank.

I, no longer need, to be your fixer.

I do desire, however, to enjoy the storms

On  a summer day

To watch the Sunlight of the Spirit 

Have its way.

The perfect storm within is dying

I am enjoying life without the trying. 

I am, now, acknowledging that

I am happy, joyous and free.

You are no longer my addiction

It no longer “sucks to be me”.

The perfect storm within is dying. 

How do you count blessings

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lightning from Hell
lightning from Hell (Photo credit: phani_astronomy®)
Wide-lightening (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Lightning (Photo credit: Pete Hunt)

How do you  find the courage

To move beyond the day-to-day

 To embrace things that open your heart in a special way.

The blessings and the magic does abound

It comes to me through the light and sound.

The music

of the furnace

as it cuts in to give me warmth


with the hum of the refrigerator

(footsteps of the family climbing up the stairs

bring joys to me of which they are unaware)

adding the sound of the traffic on the street

as the opening of the concert. 

The pelting rain now begins

calling in

the sound of the wind

in the pine. 

The thunder joins  in the chorus

inviting his partner

Madam Lightening to be her brazen self.

I enjoy basking

in the sounds

of the moments of a spring day.

Leaving thoughts of the income tax filing,

budgets, time schedules  and cares on the shelf.

How do you count your blessings

Do you begin with the fact you are alive

and have the challenges you have created.

Or are you stuck in the sorrow

and loss of things not anticipated

The attitude of gratitude 

can move you into action

To count your blessings anyway

Even when not every thing is to your satisfaction.

Start counting up your blessings

In a moment you will see

The cares will not be so heavy weighing you down

You can be happy, joyous and free.