Cause and effect

That single drop in the ocean

that butterfly flutter

that ripple in the potion

that nervous stutter


The reason follows 'because'

a fall after a stumble

a gamble after a pause

lightening before a rumble


Blooms from the seed

seed from the flower

the cycle of life

revealing endless power


An effect follows a cause

some larger, some small

all following nature's laws

and all standing tall.


◄ Infectious laughter

Hangman ►


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Mae Foreman

Fri 15th Mar 2019 21:40

Beautiful ?

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Jon Stainsby

Thu 28th Feb 2019 07:16

Cynthia, you are right. Poetic license ?

Changed it.

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Erin Cc

Thu 28th Feb 2019 06:44

This piece gives me hope. something small can always turn into something quite beautiful!

Frances Macaulay Forde

Thu 28th Feb 2019 04:57

I grew up in Africa, Cynthia where the rainy season arrives with a vengeance. The thunder comes first, so we'd count to see how many miles away the lightening would strike.
One day we were playing in the park and a huge storm was suddenly upon us - no time to dash home. We were always told never to shelter under a tree, so we tried to take cover beside an anthill.
Very frightened because we only got to 1 or 2 when the thunder finished, we watched as a man with an umbrella ran to shelter under a tree just as it was split in half by lightening and exploded into flames!

NOTE: Apparently I am wrong! In our storms, there was never just one bolt of lightening... However, I was obviously confused. The visual memory is absolutely clear though.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 27th Feb 2019 16:23

Very much liked. Splendid.

Question though. Doesn't the thunder follow the lightening? Just curious. I may well be totally wrong.

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Jon Stainsby

Wed 27th Feb 2019 08:23

Thank you, Jason and Frances

Frances Macaulay Forde

Wed 27th Feb 2019 02:38

Most enjoyable...

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Jason Bayliss

Tue 26th Feb 2019 22:40

"That ripple in the potion, that nervous stutter." Favourite lines. Enjoyed this Jon.?


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Jon Stainsby

Tue 26th Feb 2019 11:30

Thanks, Keith

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keith jeffries

Tue 26th Feb 2019 10:53

Well put together Jon. Good poem. Thanks Keith

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Jon Stainsby

Tue 26th Feb 2019 10:33

Thank you, Dorothy and Anya.

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Jon Stainsby

Tue 26th Feb 2019 10:32

Thanks, Kate.

<Deleted User> (19913)

Tue 26th Feb 2019 10:11

So true Jon, the subtle power of connectedness conveyed beautifully, as always.

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Jon Stainsby

Tue 26th Feb 2019 08:07

Thank you, Brian.

<Deleted User> (18980)

Tue 26th Feb 2019 08:05

Quite profound Jon.

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