The Gift

Reblog. Originally posted Oct 2012


It’s gone, the thundering voice of destruction, leaving behind the shattered lives and loves of yesterday.  The darkness is broken only by the sounds of silence.  I am alive, but dare not breathe for fear it will return.  I have survived the tornado.

There is a stir beneath me as I feel my boys begin to move.  Sheltered by my body, they survived.  I hug them closer. “Mom, are we dead” a tremulous voice ventures.  “No” I say, “God did not look the other way.  Now we must find a way to save ourselves”.

I try to move and a flash of pain runs through my body.  I am trapped.  I cannot move my legs.  The futility of my efforts floods my emotions.  I must stay calm. We are alone and no one knows we’re here.  What’s that?  A voice, faint but growing stronger.

“Hello!  Hello!” it calls. “Can anybody…

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About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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