WAITING

A haibun challenge for MLMM

Storm flags are flapping on the harbour as the wind picks up.  On the water some boaties are checking moorings while others have decided to head out to sea hoping to avoid the worst.  Along the seafront shop owners are sandbagging doorways.  Storm shutters are being hastily hammered across windows.  A mother loads her children in the car and heads inland.

sea surge
no-one quite wants
to believe

HEROES

they are the heroes
who follow the footsteps
of Christ

forsaking worldly gain
to help those in distress
caring not for profit
and pride

only compassion
for the suffering
only love for humanity
hearing the trumpet call
with understanding

setting their faces
without flinching
to the flames

© Maureen Sudlow

Monet’s Sunset