Sunshine and blue sky
preceding afternoon storms
hope and peace – still mine
By Martha L Shaw – © 6–2015
The sky was growing darker
on a once bright cheery day.
once bright and cheery,
feared the darkness and wrath
but I held her close to me
loving her so much.
Her face lit up
and quickly brightened.
She gave me a kiss and her heart melted into mine.
Where was the once pending storm?
I don’t know or care
then gave the wee one a kiss.
Our love is stronger than any storm . . .
and we drifted off to rest peacefully.
By Martha L Shaw – © 2019
The threat of a storm lasted long, but now that the storm is over it seems as though it was quite brief. How often do we find this to be true? After it has gone, the beauty in its wake seems brighter than ever before . . .
Here are some photographs taken after other storms have gone. It seems there is a message in their beauty.
29 He stilled the storm to a whisper;
the waves of the sea[a] were hushed. – Psalm 107:29
The storm predictions haunt me!
What? Sudden Sunshine!
By Martha L Shaw – ©2018
In the night
I gazed at the light streaked sky
before any raindrops even fell . . .
Already concerned about damaging winds
which never came my way.
By Martha L Shaw ©2015
As we face the peak of hurricane season and, as well, with many of us – MYSELF INCLUDED- in the path of Florence right now – A LEVEL 4 AND SOON TO BE 5 -, let’s pray for protection for all!