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.