The skies darken as clouds roll in,
Blocking out the light
And making the world pitch-black.
The beginning of a beautiful storm.
Then thunder rumbles,
Starting suddenly but lingering
As a rumbling that shakes the earth.
A deep, reverberating bass drum beat.
The base of a beautiful storm.
The rain starts out as a light pitter-patter
But quickly crescendos
To a heavy, steady rhythm.
The star of a beautiful storm.
Just for an instant,
Lightning splits the sky
And blinds you with a unexpected white streak.
The essential crash of a beautiful storm.
All these elements come together,
With their different sounds and colors,
Rhythms and emotions,
To create a beautiful storm.