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A Poem for Austin Flood Victims

on November 11, 2013

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The Halloween Flood

This post is a little late, the flooding in Austin happened on Halloween and it’s been almost two weeks since that frightful morning. But I found this poem the other night that I had never published and decided I should share it, in honor of all those who are struggling right now. Just because the floodwater has receded, doesn’t mean the people affected are done dealing with the mess.

Poem for Victims
Why do I sigh at night?
Why is this load so heavy?
I can’t be sure what’s right.
Will You lead me with Your light?

Show me the path at my feet,
make clear the terrain unseen.
Give me the courage to move,
to take a step towards the new.

O God I can’t see the end.
There’s no way that it will mend.
The night is heavy and still.
Please just give me the will.

Help me move, help me go.
Teach me to trust, and to know
that despite my fear
You are always here.

Bring me home, bring me home,
and remind me that I’m not alone.

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