Time for Poetry on Yareah Magazine. Today, with Melissa Fry Beasley and her poem Oklahoma Strong
Heavy clouds hanging.
Darkness fell & flattened,
Dropped to the earth like a gourd rattle.
Fearful roaring carving trails of destruction.
Houses shook becoming matchsticks,
Disintegrated, lifted off foundations.
Electric snakes hissing along the wires
Like a sky rocket starting on its upward flight.
Hungry monster breaking up towns.
Hearts broken, overwhelmed.
Everything ripping apart at the seams.
Power of nature vs.
The strength of a community pulling together.
Hero teachers covering themselves in debris.
While shielding our precious babies.
Praying and singing.
Taking the weight of walls and worlds,
To save those around them.
People vowing to rebuild,
No matter how long the road.
Knowing there is place like home,
Oklahoma our roots.
Strong & proud.
God alone knows what we have been through.
Nothing can hold us down.