April,27 2015

April 27, 2011.
Winds blew and swirled about,
Not carrying what they touched.
Trees twisted, pulled up by roots.
Broken limbs everywhere.
Homes destroyed, lives taken.
Devastation everywhere.
Only seconds and all is gone.
The life that once we knew.
We must start all over again.
Where can we find the strength.
Disaster it did come.
But God’s grace and love was evident.
Outpouring of kindness and goodwill
Abounded everywhere.
It still hurts so much to look back,
And not see the same thing there.
But it’s forward that we shall look.
This is the day that we are given.
April 27, 2015.

Gay Nell Olive