After the Storm
After the storm comes
After the lightening cracks and the heart skips
After the thunder booms and our hearts sink
After the darkness rolls in.
After all the visits and the calls
After hearing the words spoken we know so well
After all of this comes tomorrow
When the new day dawns
When the light comes and we realize things have changed
Things are not the same
Someone will be missed
That phone call seeking her voice
The realization of it is a new day
One that will go on from here, but so very different than the ones past
But it is a new day
One where there are friends present for you.
Praying for you.
Giving you comfort
Being present for you.
Today and tomorrow.