The Tempest

I wake up to a beautiful dawn
 The birds are chirping signaling morn
 The wispy clouds floating in the sky
 Give no clues of the night that went by
 Innocuously they had gathered
 Getting darker by the day
 The quiet before passed unnoticed
 Before long it started to pour
 The winds roared and howled all night
 As the clouds spat venom with all their might
 Trees uprooted the rivers broke bank
 Entire settlements without trace they sank
 Oh! What a tumult it caused
 The destruction that it left in its wake
 The tempest has now blown over
 It's time to pick up the pieces
 And salvage what you can
 Rebuild things make them better
 This time stronger than when we began
 Got to keep moving forward
 Ups and downs are all part of the big plan
 The choice is ours and so is the lesson to learn
 We can keep looking at the strewn leaves
 Or decide on which leaf to turn