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Storms and Sun

Updated on May 25, 2011

I hear the thunder in the distance

Take shelter, my child

The storms are coming

Waters are rising

Will it ever end?

Lightening shatters the swirling skies

As the rains pour down from the heavens

Drums rumble in mighty echoes

Across the plains and through your bones

Tornadoes may cross the sky

And the flood waters may rise

But don’t be afraid.

Know that on the other side of that storm

Above the darkened clouds

The Sun is shining

So bright, so steady, and so powerful

No matter what this storm may do

It can’t hold out forever against that Sun

It will shine on your face again

You will see blue skies and feel its warmth

You will sit in the green grass and feel the breeze

And know how it feels to be safe again.

Hold tight, Fight hard, be strong

I know you want to scream and cry

All you want to do is give up, give in,

Blame someone, and lash out in anger

Have faith, my child

Your Sun still shines.


This is dedicated to all those victims of the Tornadoes, Floods and other natural disasters this Spring (or ever) who have suffered devastating losses, been displaced, or who have been impacted in any way by these events. Everywhere we live in the world, we are threatened by storms, floods, fires, accidents, etc. and no one anywhere is safe from loss of any kind - our fellow citizens of Earth need our help to make it through these times of trouble as it may be us next who need them to help us from certain danger. I pray that all people at this time find the inner strength they need to get through these hardships and that help is there when they need it. Blessings to you and to all who so generously and selflessly give of themselves in these times. Whatever your religion, spirituality, belief or science - it is faith in something that will see you through to the Sun. Namaste.


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      Erin LeFey 6 years ago from Maryland

      thanks for writing Nell, its wonderful to hear from you. The wonderful thing about the human spirit is how resilient it is, we are survivors...worldwide Cheers, my friend

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, this is lovely, I have been watching all the bad weather and storms in America on TV, and couldn't believe my eyes! so many tornado's it was just horrific, cheers nell

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      Erin LeFey 6 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you Fossillady and Fay...I just heard that Taylor Swift made a huge donation to the flood relief through the sales from one of her concerts - from her own profits...I think that's awesome.

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      Fay Paxton 6 years ago

      Beautiful and inspiring, Erin. up/beautiful

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Beautiful message of hope and faith Erin and I'm right there with you in prayer for all who's lives have been turned upside down!

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      Erin LeFey 6 years ago from Maryland

      b, keep sharing all that positive energy! and thank you for your kind comment.

      Epi, so good to see you my friend! our storms are keeping your temperatures down up there at the lake too, aren't they? thank you for visiting and your positive thoughts, hugs and kisses to you, my friend!! xoxo

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ..well my world will never end Erin as long as you're in it ....and I get to keep reading your world class writing ..... and yes a hug and a kiss from your most gracious male admirer .....

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      It's so Amazing that after a Storm or some Catastrophe...The very next day, the Sun, that Glorious Sun is Shinning down once again...Wonderful Poem Erin, very thought provoking.

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      Erin LeFey 6 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you to all my friends for reading and continued blessings to you and all those affected by this spring's weather.

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      Genna East 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Namaste, dear Erin...this is simply beautiful. "Your sun still shines" after the storms is inspiring, and touches the heart as does your writing. Thank you.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Erin this was so beautiful - you invariably pull my heart strings. Thank you.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      So beautiful Erin. I wish all the people in Joplim, Mo. could read this. Thank you.


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      mckbirdbks 6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Good morning: Perfectly said.

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      Erin LeFey 6 years ago from Maryland

      Brina, Christina, thanks for reading and commenting. blessings to you both.

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      Christina M. Castro 6 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      This is So Beautiful! Your poem has touched my Heart!

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      Brinafr3sh 6 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Nicely written. I agree, storms are temperary. Just say to yourself when storms come your "This Too Shall Pass."