Jack Growden

Rookie - 278 Points (1997 / Townsville, Australia)

Thunder - Poem by Jack Growden

Alone on a pinnacle
When the thunder rumbles,
His wavering spirit
Earthboundly tumbles.
Desire becomes forlorn.

His legs stammer and tremble,
Stiffening nigh like lead.
Though thunder is never seen;
The woes are in his head-
As his path is one well-worn.

The thunder is a scapegoat;
Or a mirage rather,
Conjured by a troubled mind
So the peak seems farther,
Though it is the same each morn.


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Copyright Jack Growden,2014

Comments about Thunder by Jack Growden

  • Freshman - 671 Points Mike Barrett (3/16/2014 9:31:00 AM)

    Loved the imagery, the contrast. Great write! A 9 on 10. Ciao. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (2/11/2014 6:16:00 PM)

    Thanks Mark, I'm pleased that you enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Mark Adrian Adonay (2/11/2014 6:08:00 AM)

    Good symbolism, a meaningful poem; Sir. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Mark Adrian Adonay (2/11/2014 6:08:00 AM)

    Good symbolism, a meaningful poem; Sir. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 9, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, February 10, 2014


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