Waiting for the Storm


She shares a promise
That her life
Will be different

Nobody believes
Her words

She is humiliated
By their laughter
And ridicule

Despair produces
Her tears

She waits for
The storm despite
Their flawed wisdom

Faith releases
Her mind

She sees the signs
As the summer heat
Touches the overcast sky

Anticipation cloaks
Her spirit

She feels the change
As the summer wind
Moves the sedentary landscape

Exuberance permeates
Her soul

She listens as the
Sound of thunder
Echoes her name

Love overcomes
Her pain

She smiles as her
Heart receives the
Warmth of falling rain