The army of tar grey clouds
were merciless, conquering
the perfect blue expanse.
Heralding their arrival
with tiny pearls of missiles,
they garnered more power
pouring down in a barrage.
Howling winds unleashed their ire
followed by the thunderous roar.
The flash of the lightning
lit up the concrete dark sky.
The wrath of the torrential deluge
continued its march unabated for hours
inundating all under its blanket,
the night settled into an eerie calm.
The burst of the chirps that erupted from dripping trees,
butterflies meandering across swaying flowers
invited the sun to smile and usher daybreak.