Dark clouds gathering
This Storm too will Pass
The storm surrounds us on every side
Whipping up the waves and destroying the leaves
Cold wind whips about our ankles
The sea rushes in at high tide
The summer is forgotten
Long days with family and friends
lie in the backdrop of our memories
the virus seems to never end
Just when you think it has turned the corner
Another storm arrives and we feel tattered and torn.
collecting our emotions
we face another dawn
Hoping for a turn in the tide
Where we can meet again, side by side
Hope deferred makes the heart sick
But hope eternal will nip that in the bud.
To be free to come and go
whether fast or slow
Just the warm sunshine on our faces
And hope permeating our spaces
We need never despair
For God is near
Closer than breathing
He sees every tear.
So yes, summer will appear again
Banishing our fears and cause us to dance along the meadows
and run free, swimming in the streams
We will yet again realize our dreams.