Life’s Storms

(written April 2023)

Photo by Emiliano Arano on

The wind howls

rain lashes

your skin.

Demons within

patrol your mind

unleashing words

to break your spirit.

You seek shelter

white knuckles

pray for salvation

from the riptide.

You cry out in vain,

“how do I survive”?

A storm is a blessing

in disguise.

It arrives with brute

force and leaves

the same way.

But life’s storms we

must face

to cultivate


As we navigate

its twists and turns

with the occasional

locked gate.

Copyright © 2023 Maggie Watson

All rights Reserved

Published by In the Shadow of my Pen

Indie Poet and Author✍️ of four collections of poetry. Chronic Fatigue Warrior💪 Volunteer, Solo Traveller✈️ and Yogi🙏. Spilling ink from my heart and soul. My writing is real and raw, so if you are looking for a fairy tale you are on the wrong site!

3 thoughts on “Life’s Storms

  1. So true Maggie..Life’s storms are’s how we grow and grow strong, gain confidence, when we have put them behind us. This was simply and beautifully written. Thank you for this reminder:)

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