My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

October 14, 2010 “storms of a lesser god”

“storms of a lesser god”


an inescapable deluge

of chaotic heartache and pain

ascending from the deep

on crashing waves

heaving up black water

of long lost ships

and longer lost souls

the flotsam and jetsam

of broken wills

and battered hearts

scattered and driven

by stinging winds of storms

of some lesser god’s making

dashing her floundering bark

upon the craggy, knife-edged rocks

of sad reality and realization

fear of drowning and death

in the struggle

for life

to regain her breath

determined to swim

to that distant shore

with dignity and self

nothing more

letting the storm have

ships, souls, wills, and pain

to drag to the deep

and grind to sand…


silently she walks across the sandy shore

of a new life

her back to the raging storms

her face to the rising sun



©tlh 10/14/10

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7 responses

  1. Really like this one a lot…it has a different tone to it than some of your other poems….very fine poem.

    October 13, 2010 at 9:30 pm

  2. Thank you for the very kind comment, Charles. I’m most pleased that you like this one, it is indeed a different tone than my usual. 🙂

    October 13, 2010 at 9:47 pm

  3. What Charles said.
    Good write Tracy.

    October 13, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    • What I said to Charles 🙂
      Thanks, Cindy.

      October 13, 2010 at 10:08 pm

  4. Heartfelt 🙂 xx

    October 13, 2010 at 11:24 pm

  5. I like this struggle against the storm analogy… very well done

    October 14, 2010 at 8:01 am

  6. How different and how intense. Appreciate this particular metaphor. Well done … as yours always are, Tracy. Going back to one of your responses to one of my comments: You ARE a “real” poet. You poem. You do it well. We benefit and enjoy. You do it from the heart. What more?

    Happy October! It’s almost over. 😦

    October 24, 2010 at 12:19 am

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