THE STORM

A lesson in gratitude
It could have been worse
Our power’s back on
The storm has dispersed.

We take it for granted
Our safety, our home
Through danger and peril
While battered and blown.

The thundering wind
The force of such power
We prayed it would stop
Counting hour by hour.

The storm was so fierce
The waves were so high
We were so lucky
The worst passed us by.

Prayers for our neighbors
Those that survived
Grateful for those
Who are safe and alive.

No way to bring back
Those that are gone
We grieve and we mourn
While the storm has moved on.

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Image by Angela Galardi.

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

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