Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Haiku: Seeds


This is for the "Seeds" prompt at One Single Impression this week; be sure to stop by there to see all the wonderful poetry.

The area where I live is devastated. While we and many we love were blessed to come thru with only minor damage and a big mess to clean up, many others have had their homes and everything they own washed away. But people are strong, and people have faith, and this area will recover. It may take a while, but this area WILL recover.

I know that with faith,
tho small as a mustard seed,
nothing is hopeless.

* The photo is of a memorial to the victims of the 1900 Hurricane that wiped out Galveston - it stands on the Seawall, which normally has a 17-foot drop-off to the beach, and this picture was taken Friday afternoon as the storm moved our way. It is still standing today.

**Scripture reference Matthew 17:20

11 comments:

D... said...

Amen. Wonderful 'ku!

The area WILL recover. The American people are great at prevailing over travesty. This will be no different.

My heart and prayers go out to everyone who have lost so much.

Angie said...

What an amazing picture. I'm so glad you are home and safe.

SandyCarlson said...

Thank you for reminding me of the mustard seed. I am sorry about your experience of the weather! You and those who have suffered so much are in my prayers.

Well Behaved Krissy said...

WOW! What an amazing picture!

Threeundertwo said...

That is an incredible picture. You should submit it to your local paper.

Stacey said...

The picture is stunning....beautiful beautiful post, BS. xoxo

Bubba's Sis said...

Wish I could say I took the awesome picture, but I didn't. Don't know who did - I'd love to give them credit!

Jenny 865-53oh9 said...

That IS an incredible picture and I think it goes great with your poem. Still thinking of you guys!

RACHELIZABETH said...

What a beautiful poem, in the face of such destruction.

Patois said...

That is so beautiful. You've done a marvelous job with this one.

Pam said...

Your Ike photos are amazing. I am so glad you didn't have more damage. The mustard seed poem is appropriate-- there were many of us praying for you and all the others in the area.