Destructive winds and rain violently blended the night; Each drop seeking a surface it could strike with merciless force. The trees bashed in a drunken rage Ignorant of the havoc daylight would bring.
Cracked blue eggs - Lifeless kin, With restful eyes and closed mouths once opened, Were now nothing but reminders of nature's cruel ways.
But as my throat began to clench, A red-bellied bird gathered a gooey treat, And a clumsy spotted dog passed with a heedless smile, His snout elevated to the floral breeze.
The rich flowers burst from white picket fences, In sporadic bunches of pink, white, and yellow, Like fireworks caught in time - A sharp contrast against the mournful night.
So as I walked along in blissful peace, With sunlight embracing my bones, I thought that although life can be brutal, Not everything in the world is so callous.