they approached like fire 

an ambush, advancing swiftly with the wind 
in place of vivid flame 
darkness marked their reign 
graceful dancers 
they twirled across the sky 
in a synchronized charge  
shadows of the heavens converged 
roaring, they charged forth 
booming cannons let loose 
blazing light as they attacked 
and the sun ceased to exist 
rendered motionless by the flawless maneuver 
I was baptized with their triumphant tears 
A reflection: 
all afternoon
I watched the thunderclouds move 
I long for moments like these  
The smell of the rain 
The dance of the clouds 
When time goes on 
And I no longer want to be 
I hope I remember 
moments like these