The calm beneath the storm


Sitting here beside you
As the sun softly fades
The light shines across you face, a
Beauty represented in all its shades

We come here every summer
Sit together and share our dreams
Then as the day disappears from sight
I sneak a kiss under the glowing beams

The water is tranquil, but I am not
My heart is full, it’s fit to burst
All these emotions whirling inside me
Just looking at you quenches my thirst

You are my morning and my night
Whether the sun is setting or on the rise
I’m happy to sit with you side by side
With our love lighting up the skies

Can we sit her just a little while longer?
Away from our busy lives and wonder
What comes next for us in the year ahead
And watching the sun until it finally goes under

This poem is in response to a photo prompt – Once More With Feeling #2

Poetry and I have a difficult relationship. I love it, and yet I’ve never mastered the art. I tell myself a writer can’t be good at everything – we all have our strengths, and still I strive to improve on this area of my work. So where I would normally have responded to the prompt with a short story, I stepped out of my comfort zone instead.

I hope you enjoyed it.

Thanks, as always, for reading.


Published by mbarkersimpson

Melissa Barker-Simpson is a multigenre romance author. Her stories are about connection, friendship, and love in all its forms. So whether in a magical setting, an alternative universe, or a world where anything can happen – and often does – there is always an element of romance. Melissa is currently residing in the North of England with her two daughters, and when not writing, is fulfilling her other role as a British Sign Language Interpreter.

6 thoughts on “The calm beneath the storm

  1. Thanks for the comment. To be honest, even if I didn’t love it, I would still strive to conquer my fear. Some people write poetry effortlessly (or so it seems), but most of the time I have to comfort myself with the fact that poetry lies in all words!
    Take care

  2. I feel the same way about poetry. It’s something I want to be more comfortable producing so I’ve been making a conscious effort to write and post more of it in the hopes I will improve.

    This poem is lovely though, so if you’re starting from here, I look forward to reading more and seeing where you can go next 🙂

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