Beyond The Storm


Dark clouds loom before me.

I bow my head to keep me warm-

And hold on tight to the light within me,

To see beyond the storm.

Written by Gretchen Leary 2012


About Gretchen Venters

I am 36 years old and I live in Montana. God has set my soul on fire to serve others through writing.
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27 Responses to Beyond The Storm

  1. claudia says:

    seeing beyond the storm and holding on to the light within when it’s dark around…not always easy to see the light in those tunnel times…bowing the head to keep yourself warm is a great image as well… and good to see you at dVerse Gretchen

  2. Beautifully controlled, Gretchen ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Rowan Taw says:

    Your poetry reads smoothly and calmly…definitely beyond the storm.

  4. brian miller says:

    into each life storms will come
    it is def how we walk them
    that makes all the difference
    cause there is always another side
    to them…smiles.

  5. ninotaziz says:

    As always – beautiful with multiple layers. haven’t seen you for a while Gretchen. Missed you.

  6. Really lovely, you do have to hold on tight to that light when storm descends… beautifully done!

  7. zongrik says:

    very symbolic. is there going to be a storm on tiwtter? could be if there’s a riot or a war. and what about twitter weather reports?

    a tweet of a poem

  8. Laurie Kolp says:

    I love this, Gretchen… so inspirational!

  9. bostonpoetry says:

    Marvellous! Great use of metaphor. And twitterphore.

  10. Beautifully done, and inspirational. I have close family members who’ve been diagnosed with (and I’ve once in a while suspected that I must have some symptoms of) Asperger’s, so your framing of this poem from your perspective took on an added poignancy for me. Thank you.

  11. Ah this is just beautiful I can actually like both the direct one (woke up in our tent bending down to a storm and had to break camp at 6 am the other day) as well as the symbolic one. Thank you for sharing this gem

  12. kelvin s.m. says:

    …indeed, good enough to note how even the littlest of light still shines in every darkest hour if we only believe… loved this Gretchen… smiles..

  13. I totally feel your sentiment. Wished I had seen the the clouds acoming…alas it’s Reconstruction Time Again. ~peace, Jason

  14. nico says:

    Lovely writing–that little beacon of light is enough to land us safely, as long as we remember to hold on. Nicely done!

  15. vb holmes says:

    Beautiful words with optimistic last line. Nicely done.

  16. marousia says:

    Love the simplicity

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