A Texas Snow And Ice Storm
The trees are thrashing, high winds, snow, and ice.
A storm is brewing, and it won’t be nice.
A T.V. warning, the power might go out,
it’s going to get bad of that there’s no doubt.
We watched the weather channel for an hour,
then off went the T.V. as we lost power.
We lit a few candles, so we’d have light,
and went on to bed to sleep through the night.
When we both awoke the power was back,
we thought everything was on the right track.
We looked out the window, we were snowed in,
It would be four days until the storm’s end.
No water for days the city had said,
Having no water would mess with my head.
We only need, food, water, and a bed,
why not go stay in a motel instead?
Let’s take a vacation, starting today.
We packed up the car and drove half a day,
We never thought there’d be no place to stay.
We’ll take anything, and double we’ll pay.
Panic hit us, Sara started to cry,
I couldn’t calm her whatever I’d try.
I’ll call my brother while you start to pray,
Our prayers were answered he said we could stay.
It’s hard when you’re older, living alone,
and only have family over the phone.
But when they were needed, they sure came through,
Now we know family is not just us two.
There is a moral to this long tale,
life without others can seem like a hell.
Some people won’t help unless you ask,
caring for others hidden by their mask.
Copyright © Bill Baker | Year Posted 2022
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