In a heart-shattering swoosh
Yellow orange flames appear
Out of thin air, fiery magic: swisshh!
Time stands still, frozen in fear
Eyes hypnotized by spreading flames
Raging and consuming all in its path.
Thoughts a pounding
Heart beats racing
Screaming from within
Baby’s confused cries pierce
Muscles spring to action
Taking flight, flames die out
Charred remnants fill my vision
Oh dear anxious heart be still
What-ifs scenarios, mind’s revision
A continuous loop sends down a chill
Enough! No more dwelling in fear.
Friend’s reassurances fall on deaf ears
Husband’s comfort efforts fall to naught
I run to God’s Word to cast off all fears
Desperate for a calm amidst my inner raging storm