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Day 21 | April Poetry Month Challenge | Through the Storm

WFSC Creative Writing Facilitators, Mike Deregowski and Kelsey Hoople, challenge you to participate in national poetry month. 1 poem per day for 30 days with no working ahead. 😉

Overall theme 'When Life Changes'.

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Day 21 | April 21th | Through the Storm

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Linda Pedley
Linda Pedley
Apr 27, 2021

April 21st – Through the Storm

(Villanelle)


A burst of light and song

A morning born anew

Our confidence is strong


Hearts and minds belong

Of regrets we have but few

A burst of light and song


So much joy cannot be wrong

Journey on for me and you

Our confidence is strong


Refreshed, it won’t be long

New perspectives into view

A burst of light and song


Hope and help will come along

Get through the dark to golden hue

Our confidence is strong


No better time to be upon

Through the storm emerge anew

A burst of light and song

Our confidence is strong.


© Linda J. Pedley – April 2021

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tingelger
tingelger
Apr 23, 2021

Through The Storm

My personal storm varies

each day

each moment

One storm can be colourful and vivid

Another storm can be violent and harsh

There is a tiny storm hardly felt

One was like a tropical typhoon

blew the roofs

killed the goats

But one tree survived

bore fruits

and then some

little buds

And then brace for more

because they come and they go

Somehow they survive

We survive

Through it all


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Linda Pedley
Linda Pedley
Apr 27, 2021
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Great job - I love the image, too! Nice work.

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Kelsey Hoople
Kelsey Hoople
Apr 22, 2021


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Linda Pedley
Linda Pedley
Apr 27, 2021
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Really love your format of a long poem made up of short Haikus with the rhyme added. Very unique and effective. Great imagery. Well done.

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Lana O'Neill
Lana O'Neill
Apr 22, 2021

DAY 21- THROUGH THE STORM

Water gushed into the warehouse

Friday afternoon.

Ear-splitting thunder announced more.

All hands (buckets & mops) on deck,

Even the bosses.

I snuck outside for a peek;

Gasped in the humidity.

Our prairie sky was ill-

Churned into a nauseous green,

Vomiting icy golf balls.

Spears of wayward lightening

Bolted me back inside.

A bog of carpet squelched

Under my feet

And the bosses said, ‘go home,

There’s more.’

I joined a funeral procession along Baseline,

Saturday afternoon,

And mourned a crude oil container crushed

Like a beer can

In the fist of the F4 Tornado from Black Friday.


WRITTEN BY LANA O’NEILL APRIL, 2021

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Linda Pedley
Linda Pedley
Apr 27, 2021
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Wow, Lana. Does this ever say it like it was. The wording "a bog of carpet" "funeral procession along Baseline" ... I remember that day as many do.

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Through The Storm


Whirling and Swirling,


Head filled with

T

U

R

M

O

I

L, but


pushing on, then,

calm.


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Linda Pedley
Linda Pedley
Apr 27, 2021
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Great job, Judith. Love the visual - effective!

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