The Weather Inside of Me

By RJ

The weather inside of me is a storm
Hurricane Katrina times ten
And it has been brewing since the day I was born
The good thing is I’m coming out on the other side of this storm
To bright sunny days

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22 Comments

  1. Johnny on January 18, 2021 at 10:21 AM

    Hey RJ,

    Thank you for sharing your poetry. I am glad that you decided to do so. I hope that you make it through all the storms of your life and happy to hear that you are coming out of one of those storms. RJ, I hope that no matter what happens, you find the strength within you to make it, no matter what life throws at you.

    God bless,

    Johnny

    P.S. – Please continue to write.

  2. Jordan on January 18, 2021 at 10:22 AM

    Hello RJ,
    I just wanted to say that I love your poem! It is short, yet powerful, like the storm that you described. By describing the storm as “Hurricane Katrina times ten,” you created a vivid image of the destruction and pain that comes with the “weather inside.” There is a lot of emotion in the five lines that you wrote, but despite the brutal storm that you talked about, I loved the sprinkling of positivity at the end. I hope that you continue to write as well as see this positivity, also known as the “bright sunny says,” in your daily life!

    Best Wishes,
    Jordan

  3. Allie on January 18, 2021 at 11:03 AM

    Hello there! I admire the positive twist you placed in this very meaningful poem. I can see that you have been going through your storm for a long time now, but this storm too shall pass, and, like you said, you will see more sunny skies. I wish you the best and keep fighting the good fight!

  4. Mary B on January 18, 2021 at 11:19 AM

    RJ – Great Poem! Keep up the great writing and soon you will have your sunny days!

  5. Tanisha Mason on January 18, 2021 at 11:54 AM

    RJ this poem is very touching. For you to use such strong analogies shows me just how much you are going through. I am glad that you said you will come out of the storm on the other side to bright sunny days. Continue to push forward and look for those sunny days and remember to stay motivated.

  6. cameron h on January 18, 2021 at 3:32 PM

    RJ,

    Thank you for sharing this! It is very well written and heartfelt. I like how you compared how you felt to a storm but ended it with how you are positive you are for better days.

    CH

  7. Marley on January 18, 2021 at 3:41 PM

    I really like the metaphor you used! good to hear that you are seeing brighter sunnier days 🙂

  8. Gabrielle Cascio on January 18, 2021 at 4:27 PM

    Hi RJ,

    I love the way you packed a huge story and big feelings into a few beautifully chosen words. I hope to read more of your work in the future!

    Best,
    Gabrielle

  9. Riti Kalra on January 18, 2021 at 7:20 PM

    The conciseness of this poem is one of my most favorite parts. You start off with this emotional and powerful storm brewing inside of you to a sense of assertiveness or confidence that these dark days will and must end and sunny days are on the horizon. I like how you compare the storm to Hurricane Katrina because it shows the magnitude of your emotions. You almost make it like an update to the reader that you are coming out of the storm and I really like the way that it reflects on you.

  10. Carina on January 19, 2021 at 12:01 PM

    Great description of that internal pain/anger, etc. and glad to hear the storm is subsiding. You are able to put into words succinctly what most find difficult. You have quite a perception. Well done!

  11. Joyce on January 19, 2021 at 1:39 PM

    Dear RJ,

    Thanks for this short and sweet poem! Although it’s not long, it is inspiring and hopeful, and tells a lot about how you’re feeling. I’m sure many would find this relatable, since everyone has their own struggles. I am glad that you are escaping the storm and I wish you all the best for the future!

    Sincerely,
    Joyce

  12. Lia on January 19, 2021 at 5:17 PM

    Dear RJ,

    Thanks for this moving poem! The idea that there is a storm inside of you is really striking, and powerful. And then when you swoop in with the idea that you’re heading towards bright, sunny days brings a sense of optimism and hope. Great job, I hope to read more of your work in the future!

    Best,
    Lia

  13. Samantha on January 19, 2021 at 7:20 PM

    RJ,

    I love the lines: “the good thing is I’m coming out on the other side of this storm
    To bright sunny days”. Thank you for being so vulnerable and open in your poem, and for being so upbeat in spite of the storms you are currently facing! This poem brings so much light and encouragement to the readers, and so thank you for sharing this with us!

    Best,

    Samantha

  14. Grace McIlwain on January 20, 2021 at 10:56 AM

    Hi RJ,
    This poem is beautiful and your word choice is captivating. I love the closing line about how you are coming out of the other side of the storm to bright sunny days. This reminds everyone reading that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, and I think it is beautiful you are using your words to remind people of this. Keep writing, you have such a gift!
    Well wishes,
    Grace

  15. Cameron on January 20, 2021 at 1:02 PM

    RJ,

    I love this poem! You are able to create imagery and inspiration in such few lines, which is very impressive. Like many others, I relate so much to this poem, and I’m glad you are able to come out strong on the other side! I hope you are able to continue to see those bright sunny days, I’m rooting for you! Thank you for this poem, I can’t wait to read more of your work!

    -Cameron

  16. Kathy TG on January 21, 2021 at 10:30 AM

    I love how short and direct this poem is. I hope you’ll write more on this topic. As you embrace the sun you now see ahead, what does it mean to walk into it carrying the part of you that held the storm? Thanks for sharing your writing with us!

  17. Allison Claus on January 21, 2021 at 11:07 AM

    RJ,
    Although this poem is short it has a lot of content to think about. I am glad that you are writing poetry that helps you express your emotion. I can see that you have made the decision to be happy and that is truly amazing!This poem is inspiring because you are working on the anger inside yourself and know that you are going to come out on the other side where it is sunnier. Your poetry is great and I hope you keep it up even in the sunnier times!
    -Allison

  18. Bridget on January 21, 2021 at 2:11 PM

    RJ,

    This is a beautiful poem. Your allusion to Hurricane Katrina paints a strong image of the struggles you are facing internally. I love the message of hope at the end. Great job and keep on writing!

  19. Serina on January 21, 2021 at 7:13 PM

    RJ,

    I love this poem! It is so short and straightforward. The words you used are very powerful and meaningful, and I loved that you used Hurricane Katrina to help us understand what you’re going through. I love the optimism of this poem especially. You twisted it from stormy to sunny, having a positive outlook on life. Even though you are going through tough times, you know that things will get better. This poem also leaves me wondering what you mean when you say “and it has been brewing since the day I was born”. I love it!

  20. Deja on January 21, 2021 at 8:08 PM

    Rj,

    This is a inspiring poem. It actually spoke to me in a way, the vivid details of hurricane Katrina is very good. You compared them with your feelings very well. Thank you for sharing! Keep writing!

  21. Osman Jelani on January 28, 2021 at 2:50 PM

    I really enjoyed the simplicity. There is such beauty in the little things. You were very direct and to the point. You’re coming out of a dark place and looking ahead to better days. I like it.

  22. AR on February 2, 2021 at 10:55 AM

    RJ, thank you for sharing this poem. It is short, sweet, and to the point. It also gives the reader a lot of imagery. You are so right when you mention that the best part of the storm is coming out of it. I look forward to reading more of your poems.

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