Thunderstorms at Night-Sarah Doughty

“Like a drum from above,

it was the thunder of my heart

that kept me alive and alert.”

It was the thunder that kept me awake. Synapses firing, like lightning in the night, illuminating the fog of dark gray, cotton-candy clouds. Thoughts springing to life before disappearing in an instant, only to fire yet again with another string of words flash behind my eyes and whisper to me. Those are my demons, my monsters, my battle cries. Those are the rumblings, the crackles in my ears. That is the constant reminder that I’m still alive. These thoughts, they keep me sharp. They keep me alert. I stay alive. And that thunder that rolls by. That’s the sound of my heart, refusing to submit.

© 2019 Sarah Doughty


Sarah Doughty is the tingling wonder-voice behind Heartstring EulogiesThe Silence Between Moonbeams, her poetry chapbook, and her acclaimed novels and novellas of the Earthen Witch universe series are all offered for free, right here! To learn more, check out her website, stalk her on Goodreads, or both.

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  1. Kindra M. Austin says:

    Reblogged this on Kindra M. Austin and commented:

    HL&M welcomes new member, the fabulous Sarah Doughty. ❤

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  2. bobcabkings says:

    Reblogged this on cabbagesandkings524 and commented:
    Sarah Doughty – Thundering Heart

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this! It was such a great piece.

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  4. Reblogged this on Heartstring Eulogies and commented:
    It’s such an honor to be a part of Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen. Thank you for letting me share my dark with you.

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  5. Reblogged this on Brave & Reckless and commented:

    Sarah Doughty thunders on Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen

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  6. Sarah- welcome to Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen! We are so happy to have you here as our newest Collective member. I trying really hand not to make puns about you making a ‘flashy’ entrance and failing miserably!

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