Steady in the Storm

By Scott Thomas Outlar

Lightning strikes

sirens roar

dogs howl

cats screech

children sleep soundly

and it is beautiful


Fires ignite

graves yawn

ants march

wasps sting

children laugh heartily

and it is beautiful


Wars rage

jihadists bomb

cancer metastasizes

bones rot

children play in the streets

and it is beautiful


Men cheat

women lie

marriages crack

love atrophies

children dance with their imagination

and it is beautiful


Chaos consumes

darkness reigns

nations divide

God resigns

children hold down the fort

and it is beautiful


Published on April 14th, 2023




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