• His life turned upside down,

    Like a tree uprooted; falling, falling.

    The sky turns from blue to gray.

    A storm is coming, coming closer.

    But after the clouds clear away,

    His life is changing, always changing.

    Eyes open, ending slumber,

    A new day, another chance.

    This time’s different,

    Wounds are mended,

    He is happy,

    Filled with joy.

    But now they are yelling, angry, fearful.

    Words hit, a slap, a sting.

    Leaving, Running, Confusion, Hurt.

    Frozen by grief, by terror, by fear.

    He stands as stone.

    A sound pierces quiet,

    Off in the distance a siren roars.