THE UNWRAPPED GIFT: SoCal Storms 2017

THE UNWRAPPED GIFT: SoCal Storms 2017

STORMS and LANDSLIDES

My first poem of the year was inspired by the the havoc caused by January rainstorms in Southern California.

Copyright © 2017 Sophia Ann Montoya

Scroll Down to Enjoy!

THE UNWRAPPED GIFT

Copyright © 2017

Sophia Ann Montoya

Nature rumbled, patios

Trembled and crumbled

Then foundations buckled;

Debris slid, rolling down

Thoughtlessly void of

Concern while trees shivered

Gagging…unable to

Swallow or gulp down

Rain so determined to

Bless our thirsty dusty land,

Its mist, drops and torrents

Mounting into rivelets

Flooding our lives with

Woe; seeping in saddness

We sink into our puddles

Of tears unable to figure

Out how to embrace the

Gift we prayed and longed

For all these years; and now,

We watch infected trees

Crash and crush, trees

We cannot save, so,

We mutter and cruse

Screaming at loss and

Inconvenience…too

Stunned to thank our

Firemen rushing to the

Scene of each accident,

Proving heroic worth by

Keeping us calm, daring

To remove the alarm

Of nature’s sudden

Surprise…a storm filling

SoCal’s barren womb…

And, yet, I fret not dreaming

Of the beauteous Spring

We’ll soon, gratefully, behold.

Copyright © 2017

Sophia Ann Montoya

WALK WITH ME: Pacific Palisades

WALK WITH ME: Foggy Misty Rain

WALK WITH ME: Foggy Misty Rain

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *