Poetic Musings

For dVerse Open Link Night my son, Luke, and I have decided to share some poetic musings. Enjoy!

Summer Storm by Luke

Hail smashes down hard

Summer storms sweep skies dark

Thunder crashes loud

Fort McMurray in 17

A sudden hush awakes me from my slumber – the rain has come once again!

80k people flee, smoke eaters rush in to fight a wildfire you can see from space.

Convoys drive to the flames, fuel for the stranded, bringing hope in the smoke.

Hashtags and hope; the spirit ignites us to action and we open our hearts.

Note: It has been a very traumatic and inspiring time for those of us in Alberta, in Canada. With the wildfires across the prairies, especially the enormous fire that forced the evacuation of Fort McMurray. People have come together in amazing ways to help – in conventional and unconventional ways. I am proud of our responders, our people who just decided to help and did. From children inspiring fundraising bbq’s to people filling their own vehicles and going in to offer help. And those who are fighting the fires and rescuing the animals, those who are volunteering, praying and those who are doing what they can – thank you.  I won’t share images here – do some Google searching. See how big it is, how it is still burning along with others across BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and into Ontario. Those giving their homes, their food, their money. Sharing hope and already working on the day they get to rebuild.




  1. May 13, 2016 at 12:30 am

    You are in all our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for finding time to share about your situation in poetry.

  2. Sanaa Rizvi said,

    May 13, 2016 at 12:48 am

    Sending love and prayers your way.. stay safe!!

  3. Grace said,

    May 13, 2016 at 1:11 am

    I have been following and praying the whole time ~ Love the sounds in the summer storm by you and your son ~ Hope you are well ~

  4. whimsygizmo said,

    May 13, 2016 at 2:22 am

    Beautiful work here, from both of you. My prayers are with you during this time.

  5. May 13, 2016 at 8:51 am

    I do love how people step up to help, disasters can bring out the best and worst i think.

  6. May 13, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Wonderful pieces. The size of the fires are unimaginable. Wishing strength and courage and peace at last to all.

  7. Bodhirose said,

    May 14, 2016 at 1:23 am

    I loved that your son wanted to add a poem to yours, Shanyn…very sweet. My heart goes out to all those who are suffering through this most traumatic event.
    Gayle ~

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