I like to watch the lightning bolts
that splinter black-cat nights.
I like to hear the thunder cracks;
they sound like monster fights.
I like the rain upon the roof
that beats down like a drum,
but only when I’m snuggled up
between my dad and mum.
© Kristin Martin 2018
This poem was first published in Countdown, Issue No. 3, The School Magazine, April 2018. It is also in my poetry book, To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme? (Glimmer Press, 2019).
I like the sound of the rain when I go to sleep it makes a wonderful sound and it fill up the lake we always ride our bikes to because lately the lake has not much water so I would love it to rain sometime soon!!! The lake we live next to have lots of ibis and ducks!! I love your poems especially this one !!!!
I love lakes. I also love ducks and ibis. I hope it rains soon to fill up the lake.
We had a stormy night when we went to Corrigin! I like listening to the the thunder and I do NOT need my mum or my dad!
You are obviously very smart, because when you are inside there is nothing to be scared of in thunder storms!
That poem was amazing. I have had many stormy nights and the way you describe the storm was the same. Did you know tormenta is how you say storm in italinan.
I didn’t know that!
I absolutely loved and adore this poem. I liked how it was short and sweet, but had so much to say and think about. I especially like how you said you liked it when you were snuggled up in between your mum and dad. How did you come up with the idea for this poem?
I love watching storms, though some people think they are scary.
I think that tonight might be an exact replica of your poem!
I agree! Did you snuggle up between your mum and dad?
keep up the good work Kristin.
Thank you for reading so many of my poems. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed them.
There is no need to comment on each poem, especially if you have nothing new to say. Just comment on the ones that you feel you want to say something about.
yes even I like thunder and rain when I am with my mam as its so cool feeling. But not when I am alone in my room where i quickly run to my mam.
I agree, it’s much nicer with to watch a storm with someone else.
I like rainy days because it’s peaceful and somewhat quiet. Then I just curl into bed and read or play games with my sister.
You make rainy days sound lovely!
We just had an unexpected stormy night last night after having a really hot day! I love listening to the rain and thunder!
I loved the rain and lightning yesterday evening!
I think the rain sounds like the clouds crying of happiness!
I like this poem a lot. So creative. I definitely agree with you. The rain on the roof does sound like a drum! What do you feel when there is a storm outside? To me it is fascinating!!
I love watching storms when I am safe inside. It is not so nice to be out in them.
when I was younger I used to sleep in between my mum and dad when I had a nightmare or when it was stormy outside.
But now I love it when it’s raining and when there’s a blackout.
The sound of rain is so calming and just makes me want to snuggle up in blanket sand read books. When there’s a blackout, I feel like it helps me take a break from the busy world and calm down.
Do you like the rain?
Thanks for your lovely comment. I’m glad my poem reminded you of all those things. I like the rain because it is good for the plants.
I loved the poem a lot and I love rain and I wrote a poem about rain as well
Thanks for your comment. I always love hearing about poems people write.
I love watching storms. Especially hail storms they are so loud.
I love listening to rain in the daytime. I also love this poem.
I’m glad you like my poem. I also think that it’s nice listening to the rain.
Do you scared of storm? I’m scared of storm
Storms are scary sometimes. I like to be inside when it is stormy and then I feel safe.
I like to listen to the rain at night it sounds very peaceful.
I think it does too.
Yes it does!