A Time of Disbelief The day began like normal The sun was bright and high, But by the time of evening Gloom had settled in the sky. The rain began to fall, The lightning grew real bright, The thunder shook the house around me; Yet still I felt no fright. The lights flickered out in grief, And the freight train was soon heard. "Get in your room!" my mother yelled. Panic told me, "Do so and do not say a word." My father shut off the stove, And on his way back in my room; Broken glass followed him And we knew of the doom. The crawl space entry in my room Told me what I knew to be true: A tornado tearing up our home, Around which rubble blew. J.W., Audra, Kasey, Me, Jessica, and Bo Sat in my room crying Until no wind was left to blow. We made our way through the streets, And our hearts filled with sorrow. The sadness of that night Would feel much worse tomorrow. The darkness hid a lot of truth, Yet still revealed enough To show the town of Holly That it was really tough. The next day held no secrets, The sun showed all the grief The restoration process Began with disbelief. With half the town in splinters, The cleanup had begun. The community united To help all, not just one After the chaos of disaster, Hope of another day Brought a sense of normalcy That was well on its way. While lives have been forever changed, And paranoia is wide spread, Everybody looks toward tomorrow And always looks ahead. Hope you enjoy that. It really happened to me, first poem I've written like this. Mot are more my personality, this one wa to get over shock lol.