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We didn't want to brave the storm again,

So we went upstairs,

Just hoping

That the water wouldn't rise

To our level.

But I know

It's futile,

Because soon,

The streets are going to flood,

This house is going to be swept away,

And then there'll be nothing left of Delilah and I.

So for once in my life

I'm praying to a God

That I don't even know

If He exists,

But I'm hoping He does,

Because He could save us.

I'm praying

And praying

That He will give us a chance.

Because as much as I want to die,

I think I want to live as much,

If not more.

Faced with death,

Has me terrified.

And then I realize something.

I don't want to die.

That sends me

Into panic mode

Because how am I going to get out of here?!

* * *

I find car keys

On the counter

Next to a little card

That has a bible verse on it.

It must've fallen

Out of the owner of the house's bible.

I don't think much of it

As I reach for the car keys,

But it catches my eye.

So I read it.

Isaiah 41:10

Fear not,

For I am with you;

Be not dismayed,

For I am your God;

I will strengthen you,

I will help you,

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

My heart starts thumping.

Is this what I think it is?

But it can't be...

Right?

But I know that I'm hoping

That it really is a sign,

Because then Delilah and I

Have a chance...

A chance to get out if this mess.

So I grab the keys,

Hoping

And praying

And even believing

That God really does exist

And that He really will save us.

I drag Delilah out into the garage,

Where I find the truck

That the keys belong to.

I shove her inside,

Praying we'll be able to make it

To the town cellar

Before everything starts flooding.

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