Here we are in September, and I’m still hanging in there with my post a day challenge. I have written a lot of poetry using different styles since I started in January. I’m not saying it has been great poetry. I’ll admit most of it wouldn’t win any contests. Surprisingly, Word Daddy has stuck with me through the ordeal. He still says he wants a raise. This month I plan to write Soliloquies. These are rambling monologues where the poet has conversations with herself. I believe this will be my biggest challenge since I don’t often talk to myself. I want to put a disclaimer right at the front of the adventure. The views expressed are the inner dialog of the poet. They might be total bs, but they are real. The first poem in this series I will call Butterfly Effect.
There is a storm brewing
The low-pressure sucks oxygen out of the air
I can feel it leave my lungs
As storm clouds gather in the west
A butterfly flutters its wings in Kansas
And starts all the mess
By changing the barometric pressure
Sending a tornado twirling my way.
A small change,
creates a big effect,
Unleashing chaos in my world.
Butterflies shouldn’t flap their wings
and send wind and thunder and flying things.
The storm is coming.
There is nowhere to hide.
Basements are so dark and dreary
No place for the frightened and weary
A noisy plundering
Of precious possessions
Gone in the blink of an eye
Leaving one to wonder why
A butterfly chose to flap her wings.
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4 thoughts on “Butterfly Effect”
Wow the last line! Such a powerful finish! 🔥 Loved this!
Congrats, your daily blogging odyssey is going pretty well! 😉☺️
I think you’re recreated the tensions and the questions really well. I’m reminded of when I lived in Ohio through the tornado seasons there.
“A small change
Creates a big effect”