The agonizing wait

By Atty. Dan Adan

When will this stop?
This tempest rattling tin sheets
Slamming roofs with sudden gusts
Dumping rains
Making rivers everywhere

Where will they sleep?
Those children rescued from the floods
Grandparents too weak to fend for themselves
Even able-bodied men shiver
Rain-soaked and cold

Even as we close our eyes
Our ears are assaulted by bangs and whams
When sudden gusts slam walls
We feel the lashing to our core
How do we sleep?

So we wait the night out
As the clock goes ever slow
What else remains after this storm?


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