Doctrines With No Limits

Doctrines With No Limits

Let's not talk about the weather, it's only a storm, used to be no big deal
A plastic raincoat, umbrella, maybe a hat made of cloth, no big deal at all
Falling tree branches, falling trees, puddles too deep, runaway streams
Straight line winds, wind borne hail of the large variety, tornadoes

Hardly anything about lightning, the original threat, now just a number
Remember people getting infrequently hit, standing in fields, under trees
Seems like more storms, but there isn't, only their severity has exploded
Shelter in place is what they say, kids under a desk, waiting for a nuclear blast

Ancient times, no pre warning by radar, no tv forecasts, only fortune tellers
Gods and the weather, one and the same, then all those gods thrown out of town
The mono god theory, with as many as required, doctrines with no limits
Weather gods and others, pushed out of sight, not out of existence, sleeping

Flying lead, a new addition, sporadic yet persistent, increasingly apparent
Same old warnings, shelter in place, until the bad wind stops blowing, hiding
As the ice melts, Posiedon grows bigger every day, the gods are back in town
And now once again, the words are broadcast daily, nightly, shelter in place

About this poem

The advice always remains the same

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Written on April 29, 2023

Submitted by rzwilling on April 30, 2023

Modified on May 01, 2023

1:05 min read

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Characters 1,238
Words 216
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 4, 4, 4

Robert Zwilling

Robert Zwilling is digital artist and environmental poet who uses verbal brush strokes to illustrate life in the Natural World using jazz style text and pictures. more…

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