After the Storm


came as suddenly today

as came the storm a day ago.

My soul was drenched

in wind and rain

frozen in fear

that fell like snow.

Then all was still.

Had someone prayed?

I do not know.


Taken by permission and adapted from Ruth Bell Graham’s Collected Poems, by Ruth Bell Graham. 

©1977, 1992, 1997. The Ruth Bell Graham Literary Trust.