Still from the movie My Fair Lady‘Lightning Could Strike’ by Michael Charles Maibach The Society December 14, 2021 Culture, Love Poems, Poetry 8 Comments . Lightning Could Strike Just when hope Is out the door, Has flown the coop, Has said “No more.” Just when “up” You have now “given,” Just when life Seems so now riven. In she walks Her smile so easy, Her skin so soft, Her sway so breezy… In she walks And night turns day, My bed now soft, Love lights my way. Just when hope Was out the door, The thought of love Filed, neat, “no more” … In a flash Those nights so lonely, This “woe is me”— Now “one and only.” Just when hope Was out the door, In she walked— My “evermore.” . . Michael Charles Maibach began writing poems at age nine. Since then he has continued writing poems, and sharing them with friends. His career has involved global business diplomacy. He is a native of Peoria, Illinois. Today Michael resides in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. More of his poems are found at www.MaibachPoems.us or on Facebook. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 8 Responses Peter Surtees December 14, 2021 The the still from the My Fair Lady is the perfect caption for this lovely poem. “Eliza, fetch me my slippers” Reply James Sale December 14, 2021 Very sweet Michael, and we all need hope in these challenging times! Merry Christmas to you! Reply Michael December 15, 2021 Thanks James! Michael Reply Margaret Coats December 14, 2021 Michael, your short lines are perfect to create the easy rhythm that suits the hopeful topic and the breezy feeling here. Reply Suzanne December 14, 2021 Things happen when they are supposed to happen! Beautiful words to give us all hope and to see that possibility is there. Reply David Watt December 16, 2021 The title is a fitting choice, yet doesn’t give the game away. I really enjoyed this poem. The inversion of ‘up’ and ‘given’ in stanza two is a clever touch. Reply Yael December 16, 2021 Short and sweet, I love it! I also enjoy how the title line is not literally picked up again in the poem. The title summarizes as well as adds to the subject matter without redundancy or giving anything away. Reply Paul Freeman December 17, 2021 Gave this one a second look over and reckon I must have been in a stressed, grouchy mood, yesterday. To keep the lines so short and punchy and the poem so light and eventful takes true talent. Nicely done, Michael. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.