Tom Allport

Gold Star - 51,801 Points (31/05/1949 / Liverpool)

Cry. - Poem by Tom Allport

The lightening cracks
An angry sky
Then thunder claps
The blatant lie
Frightened young children
Don't know why
They hide and cower
Then begin to cry.

Topic(s) of this poem: cry

Form: Light Verse


Comments about Cry. by Tom Allport

  • Akhtar Jawad (5/4/2018 9:11:00 PM)

    I understand this poem as a relationship between old parents and their young sons and daughters. The wise and experienced censure them for their betterment but they take it otherwise. They don't know lightning and thunder is followed by the pleasant rains. (Report)Reply

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  • Rebecca Navarre (4/22/2018 11:22:00 PM)

    Very Powerful And Moving Poem! ! ! ! ! As
    i've always been afraid of thunderstorms! ! ! ! !
    Thank You Ever So Much For Sharing! ! ! ! !
    Endless 10S! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! +++++
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  • Susan Williams (4/21/2018 5:16:00 PM)

    Tom, I like the format you picked for this poem- it's terse, taut, strained just like the children's nerves under the angry lightning's attack. Superb poem. 10+++++++++++++++++++++++ (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 21, 2018



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