Tornado

You sneaked up upon us
in the middle of the night.
We weren’t prepared.
You gave us quite a fright.

You ripped apart my house
and ruined the trees.
I was too young to know what was going on.
You threw my parents on their knees.

You caused us so much pain.
You caused us so much stress.
Now that I think about it,
was God giving us a test?

13 years ago,
Our lives suddenly stopped
because of you, tornado,
when you came from the stormy sky and dropped.

To this day,
your mark is still here.
I just pray
Another one of you won’t reappear.

by Olivia, Age 14


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