don’t last forever.

Yes, they come in a whirl

and in moments, destroy

all that we knew

and loved.

They leave behind

a trail of destruction.

Flattened out cities,

homes scattered around

in bits of bricks and wood.

And our hearts carry within

the terror and the pain

of all that we lost.

But then –

storms don’t last forever.

Life starts to chug,

although on a different track.

Stuttering and faltering,

the heart learns to heal.

A mosaic of broken pieces

create a new symphony.

New paths, new horizons

New vistas come to life.

Because storms don’t last forever –

They come but to clear

the path ahead…

And move on…