Treading Water

By: Lauren Wright



Seas roaring with fury.

Homes shaking with such force, it seems as if they’re dancing.

Families shivering in their basements, awaiting the storms end.

Oh, but little do they know,

Not only will the storm sweep them into its arms, but also hundreds of other families.

Roads disappearing under feet of water.

Animals screeching, children crying.

Emergency boat lights reflecting off the water.

Debris hanging off homes.

Families are broken.

No help is sent.

They’re ignored.

Sympathized for, added as another statistic, and nothing is done.

Just an ‘apology’.

An empty, meaningless apology.

No words can take the memory of such a horrific disaster away from hundreds of children’s minds.

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