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(May 27,1952 / Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

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Lord, I Hear Thunder

Lord, I hear thunder
It's a mighty mighty roar
And I see storm clouds rising
Rains getting ready to pour

Wake up everybody
Can't you understand
Somethings about to happen
Throughout this barren land

When God comes down here
And sees all of this mess
Who's going to stand up
Who's going to confess

Will you explain why
We all can't get along
Why so many have gone
From right to wrong

When the Heavens are opened
The sky turns jet black
There'll be no place to hide
And seas go rushing back

When the seven seals are broken
Then the book of life is opened
And your name isn't written there
Won't be able to run anywhere

Where will you be my brother
Where will you be my sister
Tell me where will you be
Where will you be

Lord, I hear thunder
Just cracking in the sky
Lord, I hear thunder
It's a mighty mighty cry

Submitted: Thursday, August 22, 2013
Edited: Sunday, August 25, 2013


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  • Amitava Sur (9/29/2013 6:49:00 AM)

    a lovely poem describing your concern about people's going right to wrong & why they can't get along.

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  • Louis Rams (9/28/2013 11:00:00 PM)

    lord I hear your thunder rolling in her words, words of peace and love that should be heard

  • Thomas A Robinson (9/4/2013 7:20:00 PM)

    who writes the book of life?
    who placed the seven seals?
    is it ok to question God's will?
    what of man's?
    Is God a god of love or revenge, one to keep records of sin, unforgiven ?
    Can man go toe to toe with God, wrestle down in sin?
    Or can man raise up to him?
    Holy be his name, with or without our name.
    Broken seals are the breaking of promises everytime we have sinned
    Only then can the book of life be opened
    and God turns and downcast hands each one us the pen of records.
    And we sign our name.

  • Payal Parande (9/2/2013 11:15:00 AM)

    one word perfect..........may god bless you ma'am

  • Neela Nath (9/1/2013 9:09:00 PM)

    Will you explain why
    We all can't get along
    Why so many have gone
    From right to wrong- - - -your concern for the whole is ringing clearly and wonderfully.Fantastic diction.

  • Jodie Hardy (8/28/2013 2:21:00 AM)

    A very thought provoking piece of writing that I have enjoyed reading and will be thinking about for quite some time. X x x

  • Om Chawla (8/27/2013 3:16:00 PM)

    Very well written, Patricia. But can we learn to live in togetherness. History speaks otherwise. I wish and pray to God to address your concerns.

  • Dash Black (8/26/2013 1:44:00 PM)

    When God comes down here
    And sees all of this mess
    Who's going to stand up
    Who's going to confess?
    I bet if we all were to ask that question every day, we all would live a perfect and pure life.
    Lord i hear it too Patty, its gonna be a great thunder

  • Valsa George (8/26/2013 11:00:00 AM)

    The rumblings of thunder, we hear
    The doom's day so near
    Where shall we run from here
    To escape the wrath of God we fear?

    It is high time for us to forget all rivalries and line up as a single file! ! A great write and a dire warning, Patricia! !

  • Valerie Dohren (8/24/2013 4:58:00 PM)

    It would be wonderful if we could all learn to get along, but mankind doesn't seem to be capable of bringing it about. Sad state of affairs indeed. Very good write Patricia, a great message.

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