The rumbling thunder rolled
The blackened sky last night;
Jagged lightning pierced the air
As it filled the scene with light.
Refreshing rain was teaming
The parched earth quenched its thirst.
Nature changed to greener shades
After such a huge cloudburst.
The storm has moved, now, toward
As plant life it redeems,
Washing hills and valleys down,
Leaving swollen lakes and streams.
©--Doreen (Adams) Ellis