Perhaps it is time for me to tiptoe back into the poetry stream. I left The Poets Quill to return to work, and my work is done. I return as a more deeply spiritual person . . . tempered by tragedy.

During difficult times, I have always looked to the heavens where clouds inevitable showed me the majesty of God. The darker my problems were, the brighter the clouds that greeted me. Odd, but that has been a constant throughout my life.

by Mike Patrick

I’m a cloud person, Clouds 20 percent
Always have been.
I love them:
So ephemeral, yet eternal.

Clouds march,
They drift,
They threaten.
On good days, or one’s worst days,
They explode in color at dawn and dusk.
Beauty only God creates.

There is no need to search for silver linings.
None are needed. Not by me.
Enough beauty resides within the shifting shapes,
Within light and shadow’s changing face,
Enough to capture even my feeble artist’s eye.

Step outside and look up.
I would share the proof of God with you.

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7 Responses to CLOUDS

  1. pmwanken says:

    Absolutely gorgeous poem…so good to see you here, my Brother. Keep looking UP.

  2. That’s lovely, Mike; but somewhat different from your usual style, if I remember correctly?

    • Mike Patrick says:

      Perhaps it is time to try new things, but the clouds have been a solace to me during troubled times throughout my life. It has only been recently that I realized it.

  3. becca givens says:

    Clouds in the sky are thankfully a constant yet as with everthing always changing … sometimes light, fluffy and carefree … and other times ready to boil over with dark menacing emotion … only to take on shapes with calming demeanor the next. The skies have helped temper some of my changes as well as the tapestry masterpieces of nature. It’s good to see you tiptoe back, Mike. We are richer for it!! Take care with many blessings surrounding you!

  4. poesravenlady says:

    Beautiful and whimsical imagery. Very well done! 🙂

  5. Mr. Walker says:

    Mike, just beautiful. It’s good to read your words again.


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