Thunder (to Mike C.)

Thunder heralded change

Clouds knew before

Me that today

Would mark newness

To my knees

But once again

Bleeding and weary

Up I stand

One more time

Or as many

Times it takes

Strength does not

Stand with those

Swinging the whip

It stands instead

With those capable

Of withstanding it

Bring about anger

Despair and pain

For my heart

Feels not that

Instead it beats

Hope and change

For better things