Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Light Behind The Storm

The ears deafened by the din of despair
The eyes blinded by the glare of illusion
The heart ravaged by the pain of betrayal
The soul hidden within the shattered self
Waves of destruction crest a sea of confusion
Life’s shores besieged by fear
Spirit summoned in the wake of the storm
Behold its calm resolve
The winds of change can now be heard
The distant shores now seen in the grace of the rising sun
The celestial sea bears the light behind the storm
Rhythmic this heart with the cadence of the ocean and celestial tide
Undaunted now by the resounding ebb and flow and clouds of dark
And the constant winds of change
Behold its calm resolve
Behold its calm resolve.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Light Behind the Storm, Watercolor, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2012,


  1. HI ROSEMARIE - oh my, the soft image of calm surrender and relief as the image of the force of the storms that rage subside is SO beautiful. I feel such surrender and relief - I am free and at peace. The October storm of lost innocence has passed.Hallelujah
    Love Gail

  2. Dearest Gail,

    Knowing you, your valor, your love, your grace of BEING has been and is a blessing received. Thank you for all your sharing, all your knowing and your most endearing friendship.

    Much love,

    Rose Marie

  3. much love to you my friend, honor and promise.