Tornados in Life

Tor·na·do / tôrˈnādō/ noun

  • a mobile, destructive vortex of violently rotating winds having the appearance of a funnel-shaped cloud and advancing beneath a large storm system.
  • a person or thing characterized by violent or devastating action or emotion.

Talking to my sister as we did dishes

Chatting about life, love and wishes  
Then it turned to some of our more recent days

And how some simply left us in a haze

We talked about it being like a tornado

The tornados we face in life: a broken relationship, a divorce, a loss

Where you’re left wandering praying for some hope, a simple rainbow

But all you can see is debris toss

All of a sudden you feel alone in the wreckage

You can’t make heads or tails of what used to be

You hear yourself screaming but with no one to hear the message

What do you do, when in front of you is all debris

Survival becomes your only option

You cannot pick up anything but you need to keep breathing

It is too late to take necessary precaution

Count the thumps in your chest, to know your heat is still beating

Calamity, ruin, destruction lay dormant on your path of life

Your heart feels filleted by a sharp knife

No where is there a sign as to which was to go

No one to look to , nothing to show

But stay there you mustn’t

You’ve got to move, take one step

For life will not stop for you- it doesn’t

In the chaos leave the imprint of your footstep

You’re may have succumb to someone else’s denature

But do you dare act as a victim

Once you do, you cause more damage than the original force of nature

You’ve got to tell yourself, “you’re His” as if told from a dictum

We all have to reckon with life’s catastrophes

We can either let them define us, destroy us, or direct us

When we leave it to God and remain faithful He will give us a trophies [Crowns]

His grace for us throughout this life is superfluous

So once you’ve gotten past the initial loss,

There will be times when debris from that will still fall

When you find two ways to go … two roads to cross

Trust God and stand tall

He will see you through it all

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