In the early morning darkness,
Racing across a murky sky,
Rolling low with muted fury,
Sky-borne rumbling greets the day.
Suddenly… shattering, shuddering, shaking,
Clap of thunder rends the air.
Heavy raindrops splattering, splashing
Slash through treetops, smack the ground.
Lightning dazzles, electric display.
Illuminates a pre-dawn sky.
Wall of water, morning deluge
Sizzling, drenching, soaks the earth.
As streaks of sunlight in eastern sky
Herald the start of a brand new day,
Morning downpour gradually eases
And only a gentle shower remains.