Devastation Poetry: “Weathering” by Gary R. Hess

by Gary R. Hess

Typhoons ravaged the countryside.
Barren and unprotected.
Children weep for mommy
and daddy, but no one comes.

A child limps house to house,
street to street.
A tear falls down her cheek.
She looks up
and sees her home.
Flooded, torn, and destitute.
The child scuffled forth.


This contemporary poem is about the hardships thousands of children face each year and the outcomes they face.

Gary R. Hess

Gary was born and raised on a small farm in rural Kansas. Today, he is teaching various nationalities English in Southeast Asia. Get his newest poetry eBook here.

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