Oh man, just to see all of the destruction left in and around Houston by this horrific torrential deluge of rain by the remnants of Hurricane Harvey. Not to mention all of the damage in Rockport and Corpus Christi… and many other cities along the coast of Texas that are impacted by the storm. Friends, family, neighbors.
All we can do is hope, help, and pray.
I’m not one to write poems, and certainly do not write lyrics for music much these days, but I felt compelled while sitting at my home… luckily and so thankfully, my immediate family was spared from this catastrophe. Right now? I’m feeling SO thankful that we have not had to endure what others are enduring at this moment, and at the same time, feeling heartbroken that so many people have been affected.
The only reassurance is that love and humanity STILL exists, and we can see it right before our eyes.
All of our thoughts and prayers go out to the affected families and to the rescuers… the firefighters, police, emergency personnel, all of the volunteers, and caring volunteers that drove from other states to be here to help us. I’ve seen plates from Florida and as far up as New York in my neighborhood…to all of you and everyone else involved I hope you are safe…please be careful.
©2017 by Wesley Dinwiddie
The rains came and destroyed our crop
the waters rose, they would not stop
The rain kept falling as the cries of despair
Could soon be heard, coming from everywhere
The rain fell upon swollen lakes
and swollen rivers
Our eyes soon swelled all the same
with the tears this delivered
It filled our homes
and destroyed our things
But it took more than just stuff
For some, it took everything
It was our neighbors that saved us from the water
that destroyed our homes and our lives, it was a slaughter
Our own fellow man reached out that day
To save all those who were trapped by the rain
Firefighters and cops
Helicopters, boats and trucks
The guy next door, The woman from the store
All strong, grabbed our arms, and pulled us ashore
They came from far and wide
to answer the cry
The true heroes, our family, our friends, our community
Were right there by our side
And as the memory and remnants of that awful rain
will forever stain our memories
So does the reminder that there is still
love… and the beauty of humanity