The Storm

Clouds are

Gathering

Building in the

East and North

soon in the

South and West

Winds start

To muster

Gathering

speed

a wisp here

a gust there

closing in

a clasp of

thunder

it is still far away

I gasp

as the lightning

flashes

raindrops

start to pour

lightly at first

then gushes

of buckets

of water

fall down

from the sky

someone cries out

lightly please

not all at once

but the rain

continues

puddles form

rivers rise

streets are rivers

flooding everywhere

hard to see

outside

stay indoors

the weather people say

the forecast was for

just under half an inch

five inches so far

and it doesn’t seem

to want to let up

must barricade the

front door

make a passage way

for our escape,

if needed

time to breathe

as the thunder

and rain

seem to let up

some

no time to relax

there is so much

to do…check

everyone

check the forecast

the radar

all clear

time to check the

house and surrounding

area

limbs down

flooded driveway

and backyard

all are safe

otherwise

prayers answered

gratitude as

we enter a new day

~Pauline Harris

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