Thursday, June 12, 2014

tossed to and fro

feelings and the storm

as a sultry June afternoon moves on,
deep dark clouds billow out of the south
and the light darkens so deeply, so quickly,
that fireflies use the opportunity to shine,
lightning flashes, thunder breaks upon us,
and rain torrents down,

how like our inner world
when a hard truth shakes us,
and we can feel undone,

yet it is only by giving in to being shaken by the storm
that we can be washed by tears, despair, and anger,
and then find the sun come back out,

today the sky knows us,
and we can learn from the release 
of being tossed to and fro
with the power of how we feel.

by Henry H. Walker
June 11, ’14

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