After Sunday’s riveting storm, Robert Best, of Pekin, was inspired to document its effects.
Not with a still photo or a video, but on paper.
It’s a poem he hopes inspires others.
IN THE WAKE
“Today the storm clouds rolled in, they were thick and black as coal.
Somewhere home, some at church, while others were still asleep and didn't even know.
Warning sirens pierced over the city,as terror fell from the sky.
People scattered and scrambled for cover.
Hearts trembled as prayers ascended.
But destruction came in the blink of an eye.
Homes splintered and broke apart, as trees cracked and fell to the ground.
Cars tumbled and were thrown through the air, along with everything that was not nailed down.
The fierce roar of the wind the only sound.
For many what once was is no more.
Many were injured, a few lost loved ones, in the wake of fury's path.
City after city felt this storms wrath,but after the storm passed out came the sun.
It is true there was much loss today,but through it all we must all hang on to hope.
For God also came today in the form of family, friends, neighbors, and strangers to search for loved ones, belongings, and help us cope.
He is always with us in the storms of life, and even in the midst of our darkest hour.
We just have to look for Him amidst the chaos.
For just like when the sun came out after storm,
God too will shine in all his Glory, Love, and Power.”