Faith Elizabeth Brigham

Rookie (May 14,1953 / Pittsburgh, PA)

And Then A Hard Rain Came

Poem by Faith Elizabeth Brigham

and then a hard rain came
like a curse on the crescent city
breaking the levee
causing mass desruction
killing the lives of its' people
destroying their houses
separating survivors
from their loved ones
displacing pets and causing
some owners to stay behind
who could not leave their
cherished pets to die alone
my heart goes out to them
i pray God helps them
to find their way to
someplace safe
that they may be reunited
with the ones they love

their hope is in the heart of God
whose mercy is unlimited
He does not tear down cities
without rebuilding them
stronger than before
as is true with all
His children whose pleas
He hears and answers in
His own way and in His time
for He knows how each heart breaks
and counts the very tears
that trickles down their faces
and sheds a tear for all His people

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Comments about And Then A Hard Rain Came by Faith Elizabeth Brigham

  • Georgios Venetopoulos (3/23/2014 3:40:00 PM)

    I salute you Faith. This was some strong free verse. Thank you for it.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 9, 2006