A Lullaby in the Storm

Don’t worry child, the flickers aren’t the

horror film projection of your nightmares,

or the fiery arrows of an intemperate god.

The rumbles aren’t the drumbeat

of giants warring in the sky,

or boulders crashing down the mountain.

The sheets of water that beat the window

beside your bed aren’t a wind-blown flood,

or a wind-tossed sea sent to capsize you.

 

Remember Mother Mary’s lullabies,

pull them like blankets over your ears.

Don’t fear the storm tonight, look –

look how the dark sky dances alive to the

cadence of water and light and sound.

The downpour will not drown you, no –

no, it will give way to softer showers

and the showers to softer flowers

when the sun returns to kiss the ground.

 

Don’t worry child the monsters cannot harm you,

they’re only shadows on the wall.

 

© Jedidiah Paschall – September 14, 2018

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I live in Southern California, am married with three kids. I am a member of a Presbyterian church an author, educator, and freelance business consultant.

One thought on “A Lullaby in the Storm

  1. Hi Jed,

    They are only shadows that pass with the light of day. Great points to remember when we face the night.

    Have a great week,

    Gary On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 7:49 PM ST. JUDE’S TAVERN wrote:

    > jedidiahpaschall posted: “Don’t worry child, the flickers aren’t the > horror film projection of your nightmares, or the fiery arrows of an > intemperate god. The rumbles aren’t the drumbeat of giants warring in the > sky, or boulders crashing down the mountain. The sheets of wate” >

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