In the Secret Place of Thunder


I, the God of might and wonder
Heard you call in time of trouble
I was listening to hear you
Though you did not trust Me fully
Though at times were downright hateful
There were moments you were grateful
When I answered powerfully
Flowing from the Rock to cheer you
Gave you water from the rubble
In the secret place of thunder
Moses stood there interceding
Answered your most desperate pleading
In the secret place of thunder
I, the God of might and wonder

Based on Psalm 81:7

Psalm 81:7  You called in trouble, and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder: I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

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Sephallian Reverse Sonnet ~ This poem is intended to be read both from the first line to the last and from the last line to the first.

Copyright © 2018 Angela Umphers Rueger – All Rights Reserved

Photo taken in North Carolina, 2014

7 thoughts on “In the Secret Place of Thunder

    • Always one for a challenge, when I saw this form, I wanted to try it. I actually wrote it in both directions at once. To be honest, I like the backwards reading better than the forward reading. 🙂 Although this one came out okay, I’m not sure I’d be up to writing one every day. These are special-occasion poems. ;D Thank you, dear Lynn! ❤


  1. Very special Angela. I am tell stores sometimes with words sometimes with photos. But this upside down inside out, Back from … (the end of the poem), writing is not for me! By the way i have posted a photo blog about the moon but with a God -centered analogy which I believe you will like. Regards Abrie

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