A Long Night and a Tornado
Sleeping Two Year Old
Tornado Sirens All Around
©LaDena Campbell aka justateacher
This poem was written while waiting for my husband and daughter to return from their trip to make sure everyone was okay. A tornado had just hit our city just a quarter mile away from our home. Thank God, no deaths have been reported in Kansas at this time. Please pray for those who lost homes and businesses...
In a darkened basement
Sitting all alone
With a sleeping two year old
And a dead telephone
In the eerie silence
I hear sirens all around
I bend over the two year old
To shield him from the sound
I want to get out and examine the damage
I can’t leave because of the two year old
I am getting claustrophobic
I try again to just be bold
Even the wind has silenced
I listen carefully to see what I hear
Look at the sleeping two year old
Pick him up and hold him near
I don’t know how long
That I need to stay where I am at
I am almost too scared to move
With the two year old on my lap…
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