Tidal Wave

Penned September 2017 reflecting on Hurricane Harvey

Seems like weeks,

what has been days

So elated to feel the sun rays


Weathered the storm


Anchored in hope


Feeling overcome


Tired and weary souls

The might of the wind and rain

Leaves refuse and rubble

Our safe places devastated

Evidence of all our troubles

Oh, but it is not over yet…

Brace yourself for the final wave

Like nothing you have seen

It’s rising up today

See this tidal wave-

Friends and strangers

Family and neighbors

Going into the storm

Rescues and
helping hands

lined up in rows

Work to do, love to give

Feeding hungry

Tearing down walls

In this aftermath

The storm has raged

But love has conquered all

It is rising up and spilling over

This tidal wave of love

Love is our anthem

Love is our hope

It is how we carry on

Destruction left its mark

But Love has overcome

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