Song of the Storm

Marina windows glowing with

moonlight and lightning,

I’m standing on tired toes,

peering into the sky that tastes like ocean,

trembling with wonder as the sky smiles.

Jagged white teeth stretch to touch cotton cheeks

aglow with the cool light of midnight.

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Laughter rumbles out from the depths

of a midnight ocean whose tide never turns toward the shoreline

of treetops, shingle roofs, and horizons.

My heart wanders into the waves,

captured again in the unknown course

of currents tugging at its strings.

There’s danger in the night sky,

but I can’t help the wonder

that draws me farther up but further in—

closer to that place where feet walk on water and

wide-eyed dreams mingle with courteous reality

to form spiral galaxies leading to somewhere

beyond the distance my feet can tread.

This song of the tempest

that soars in zephyrs,

roars in my ears;

it has rekindled my awe again, and…

I think I see You in the flashes—

in the life fires that blink

beyond the pale faces of those who have

never tasted the sea—

that paint the world white

and hang in the sky like so much sea foam.

In the song of this storm,

I hear You calling to me.

It’s dark, but by this lightning,

I’m making my way home.

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If you’ve ever emailed us at KP, you’ve probably “met” Sarah—a passionate storyteller with a huge heart that loves Jesus and everyone she meets. Sarah grew up in Georgia with her mom, dad, and little sister, Merry, where she attends the University of Georgia, majoring in International Affairs and Agriculture Communication. When she graduates, Sarah wants to help people all over the world succeed in the agriculture industry and tell the all-important story of the farmer. She joined the Kingdom Pen Team as Secretary in September 2013 and now serves as the Director of Community Happiness. Sarah has been homeschooled, private-schooled, and graduated from Madison County High School in May 2015. She attended Summit in July 2015. She’ll read pretty much anything (if she had to pick, though, her favorite author would be Frank Peretti) and has tried her hand at pretty much every kind of writing out there, though she likes writing fiction and poetry best. But because writing bios is a struggle, if you really want to get to know Sarah, shove some words in her general direction via the Forum, on one of the many social medias down below, or through the KP e-mail: kingdompenmag@gmail.com.
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Comments

  1. Sarah! Words cannot express how much I love this! This is such a beautiful poem, thank you for sharing this. (I told you that you will be a famous writer someday, this just proves it!) 🙂

  2. Magnificent! ????

  3. Nice one Sarah! 🙂

  4. This is so beautiful! The imagery is amazing. Great job, Sarah!

  5. I literally got chills. I don’t usually go for free-verse, but this is amazing. The pictures in the words are so vivid. Great work.

  6. This is so beautiful, Sarah; I hope I can write like that one day! The kind of writing that calls to the inner person the way only that kind of writing can. You’ve got that. : ) (If that makes any sense.)

    • Thank you so much! 🙂 It seriously made my day to read this comment. The best way to get better at writing is to do it! 😉 If you ever want me to read over something you’ve written (especially poetry 😉 ), feel free to send it my way. 😀

  7. Sarah…Wow. Just wow. This is absolutely beautiful, and the imagery you use is incredible! You are such a gifted writer. Keep using your gifts and talents for HIM! <3

  8. Breathtaking and imaginative. I love it. Great work, Sarah! 🙂

  9. I like your poem, Sarah, especially this part here:

    “but I can’t help the wonder
    that draws me farther up but further in—
    closer to that place where feet walk on water and
    wide-eyed dreams mingle with courteous reality
    to form spiral galaxies leading to somewhere
    beyond the distance my feet can tread.”

    It’s so beautiful … thank you. 🙂

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