The North-West Winds

The wind blows in from north-west today
A wind of grit and grime
And what do you suppose will bring that wind
Which gusts from time to time?

The trees, they quiver then stand quite still
Not sure which way to go
One thing for certain, one thing to expect
While moving to and fro –

A test of time, a test of faith
A test of courage, want, and strength
A gust to freeze their very core
Their distance, width, and length

Those winds are fierce, they have no end
Their touch turns life to dust
They menace us, they break our hearts
Yet trust in them – we must

We cannot control the winds which blow
We cannot stop their fate
We pick up pieces once they pass
And try to mitigate –

Our losses, trauma, tears, and breaks
For many do they seem
Yet, over time we realize
Into the wind  – we lean

We cannot fight, we cannot win
Yet, graceful can we be
As the trees which bow before its will
The wind will set us free

The dawn will break tomorrow morn
To illuminate our night
The wind will shift north-west to south
A reprieve from every fight

Rest gentle now for the south wind blows
Warm winds do soothe and calm
The sap of life runs rivers deep
“This” is Nature’s song


About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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1 Response to The North-West Winds

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Lovely. We have north west winds too; they are warm, with dust, and grime.

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