Cloudburst: What Powers are His (In the wake of Ike)

In the wake of Hurricane Ike, and as a gesture of solidarity with the survivors, I’ve included the entire Clouburst Poetry offering today.

Mike Riley sent me a link to pictures of the destruction. Those pictures, impressive in and of themselves, set me to thinking of a far greater power.

What Powers are His

by J. Randal Matheny

We turn before the hurricane’s wrath,
To save ourselves from its fury we flee,
Leaving homes and goods in its path,
Returning to ruin, loss and debris.

Pawn beneath the elements is man,
Little to do at nature’s worst
But hunker, hide and hope he can
Survive the rants of creation cursed.

If on this planet weather’s bars
Can beat a city to its knees,
What powers are His whose crown holds stars,
Whose fingers stir the galaxies?

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J. Randal Matheny

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1 thought on “Cloudburst: What Powers are His (In the wake of Ike)

  1. (notes – where it took me)
    Now, we stand in that gap laid bare
    Noah’s dove soon to return, we wait
    For today, He has taken much as fare
    Tomorrow finding grace and mercy, never too late


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