"Silent Magnificence"

Enormous, silent flashes

Fill the arid night

Lightning so bold it reveals clouds

For many an arid mile

 

One, two seconds apart

A jovial dance

Performed on a stage

In the grandest of settings

 

The rest of the world matters not

To these brilliant artists

They are magnificence in its prime,

A display unto themselves

 

They move so quick

And so far away

That they leave little brother

To mope in his sonic dust

 

Even the gods are unsure

Of when this erratic dance

Crosses that tempestuous line

Into the world of hellish battle

 

I sit here and marvel

With unmoving, glazed eyes

At a force so profound

That to it I am less than an atom

 

Flashes hidden behind

Dark thunderheads

But watch as a stray bolt

Abruptly announces itself

 

These awesome Titans of the night

Clash in a deaf man's cacophony 

They exist above it all

And reap the rewards of unquestionable praise

 

No bell tolls for thee

To you that are blind to this unearthly show

Radiance of this magnitude

Comes once in a lifetime

 

I pay my humble tribute

To this of nature's most creative side

The validation of my wonder

I sheathe my pen and say goodbye

This poem is about: 
Our world

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