THANKFULNESS by Tony Fata
I stepped outside. The wind blew.
People’s homes were flooded, and all our hearts grew.
I turned on the news, and what did I see?
But reporters in water up to their knees!
I rushed as fast as I could to the front door.
When I saw that hard rain, I wanted to know more!
For the rest of the day, we all lived in fear,
especially the animals to us so dear!
We all solemnly wondered how many would escape,
This horrible feeling that was too hard to take.
But next day we saw hundreds of helpers,
Volunteering their time to help the survivors.
If we didn’t have them it would be hopeless,
As if hanging from a cliff, completely ropeless.
Some days we don’t seem to look around us.
Some days we don’t see the fear that surrounds us.
We’re so caught up inside ourselves.
We take when we should give.
So for tonight we pray for what we know can be,
and every day we hope, hope for what we still can’t see.
It’s up to us to be the change,
and even though we all can still do more,
there’s so much to be thankful for.
That’s why I stand here today,
To hope the needy can find their way.