The Tempest
October 2020

“The Tempest,” Ensign, October 2020

The Tempest

The author lives in Colorado, USA.


The angry noise, the howling wind,

The fearful, growing dissonance—

As thund’ring waves meet thund’ring sky,

A full-fledged storm is coming on.

Against the gale my pleas are lost …

Blown … scattered. Is there none to save?

No quieting? Thou carest not

If I fall prey to roiling wave?

But by the Father set apart,

My echoed cries He hears, He wakes;

And graciously with patience starts

To still the tempest in my heart.