I wasn’t paying attention
When the storm roared in,
Rain poured down in torrents,
And caught me by surprise,
a terrible way to begin.
Water quickly rose to my ankles,
And I considered my present state,
But I didn’t run away, nor did I hesitate.
This was just a storm, not one to fear,
It was like all the others that appeared year after year.
I dallied in the cold waters, splashing around,
While the menacing water was rising all over town.
It was now up to my knees,
But I could still do just as I pleased.
People were evacuating, the water was getting deep,
And It was time for me to get serious,
For I had promises to keep.
But I didn’t listen to my heart,
I knew I couldn’t appease her, it might already be too late,
So I hardened my heart and left it all to fate.
The water was up to my chest,
And the current was strong.
But I began searching for my lover,
I had ignored her too long.
Cars were floating and the water was up to my chin,
People were climbing to their roof tops
It was quite a predicament I was in.
I couldn’t find my lover at first,
I worried she had been swept away,
I had not kept her safe, now there was hell to pay.
I dove into the murky water and searched each room,
I could not leave her to die alone in a watery tomb.
I was losing hope when I spotted a very small mouse.
Of course, I thought, as I followed him to the attic.
Aware that I might also get trapped inside the house.
From out of a corner something stirred.
My heart jumped when my love rushed into my arms.
She was safe and I held her tight.
Warmth and love were needed to escape further harm.
While we waited for rescuers to appear,
We gave up selfish thoughts,
And pledged our love anew,
All we needed was a hurricane of love,
Nothing else would ever do.
August 28, 2017