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AFTER THE STORM

AFTER THE STORM

(this past weekend)

Two or three cars untouched

After the cleanup rush…

I cleared off mine

At a later time,

‘Though some only needed a brush!

The Elders cancelled church

When uncertainty lurked…

Many folks needed

The warnings heeded

So no one was caught in the lurch.

–Jonathan Caswell

WHEN EMOTIONS CANNOT SHOW…

WHEN EMOTIONS CANNOT SHOW…

 

When he was younger in times like these,

Emotion wasn’t allowed…

Truth is that he often stayed on his knees

And by his elders was cowed.

He’d daydream emotional stories at night,

Got in trouble for not enough sleep….

Wasn’t allowed to have anger in sight

But could, in bed, have a weep.

Recently things have come to a fore,

Giving up crutches again…

Started daydreaming for solace once more

Feeling like he’d lost a friend.

He’s not given up praying to his God,

Still finds the grace to push on…

Struggling to take proper care of himself

‘Til his bright raiment is on!

 

—Jonathan Caswell

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