We Made It This Far!
Steadily and fiercely,
A swirling black vortex of terror,
lightning bolts blind your eyes.
Thunder growls like a rabbid beast closing in on its next meal.
There’s nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.
The world you know seen blown from your sight.
Cover your ears, but there’s no way to stop it.
A little boys eyes, filled with tears,
begging his mommy to banish his fears..
Please mommy make it go away,
make it stop mommy
I don’t want to die today.
Chaos, madness, helplessness and despair,
you can close your eyes but death is everywhere.
No glimmer of hope, no end in sight.
The beast was so hungry, she turned day into night.
Paralyzed with fear, I held my son near,
“I can’t make it stop baby” I whispered in his ear,
But I was there when I bore you, such a small precious life,
and I am here holding you now, with the end near in sight”…
I closed my eyes and could only cry,
knowing I could not save my babys life.
I hear a whisper from the beast that began to take flight,
Heroes Broke through with such strength and might.
Crippled with fear and no more strength to fight,
he was swept up and carried, they held him so tight.
Hysteria and panic tearing through the air, yet somehow a prayer,
Our guardian angels were there.
Like a chariot of armor they took us away,
with shock and disbelief,
trying so hard not to grieve
We held each other close, just so we could breathe
and impossible to understand what we were forced to believe.
This incredible force, with such strength and anger,
did not single us out, or set out to destroy us,
She opened our eyes to what could be before us.
She never asked for forgiveness, which I could never give her,
there’s just too much loss, too much pain.
Everything gone in the thunder and rain.
The two of us, swept away with only each other to heal each others pain…
I still hear the thunder, I still smell the rain and with every breath I take,
I still feel the pain
We Survived, that’s right,
put up one hell of a fight,
but even now, when I turn out the lights,
I know my world will never be right…
–By Me, Katrina Survivor, Toppaz