weathering the storm

Written by: Germaine Pasley

there is a storm deep in me
          skies turn dark within my mind
a raging tsunami begging to be free
          clouds obscure the truth to find
tidal waves crashing forcibly
          lightning strikes and i am blind
battering my body for all to see
          thunder tramples my heart to grind
pain lashes out to ignore my plea
          as winds howl and i am resigned


to my fate, 
          my life, 
                    my time.