Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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Life is hurricanes of experience
revolving tests, process of endurance
series of proof, to prove our faith
hope, charity and patience as winds
howl, sheets of rain pelt, teaching us
trees broken, limbs sail, transformers
exploding, lights out, windows shake
our roof straining to fly off, in exams
of kindness, gentleness, tolerance
humbled before the loyal forces of nature
instruct us, obedient as we pray constantly
in the hours of suffering, our love
no longer feigned, as the laws of water rise
striping us of hypocrisy and guile
our vanity and pride washed away
as the heavens distil upon us.

Jan G. Otterstrom F. October 22, 2011 Caribbean