Destructive winds and rain violently blended the night;
Each drop seeking a surface it could strike with merciless force.
The trees bashed in a drunken rage
Ignorant of the havoc daylight would bring.
Cracked blue eggs –
With restful eyes and closed mouths once opened,
Were now nothing but reminders of nature’s cruel ways.
But as my throat began to clench,
A red-bellied bird gathered a gooey treat,
And a clumsy spotted dog passed with a heedless smile,
His snout elevated to the floral breeze.
The rich flowers burst from white picket fences,
In sporadic bunches of pink, white, and yellow,
Like fireworks caught in time –
A sharp contrast against the mournful night.
So as I walked along in blissful peace,
With sunlight embracing my bones,
I thought that although life can be brutal
Not everything in the world is so callous.