Pearce K.

Nothing Can Stay

As I stand I begin to sway,
Dark clouds cover me as I pray.
The lights turn on as the sun goes out,
People begin to scream and shout.
The captain stands up on the deck,
Yelling words like “ship” and “wreck”.
A blanket of water comes crashing down,
Slamming me into the ground.
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide,
This storm is not about to subside.
Things are breaking lives are lost,
Nothing will finish without a cost.
Possessions are gone but hope is brought,
Nothing leaves us without a thought.
We will move on, there will be another day,
But things go on and nothing can stay.


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