'Waves of life'
By Brenna Daldorph
Without warning, the waves crashed in.
Nothing was how it had been.
You can make a difference
It's up to you and me
To reach our hands across the lands
and help anyone in need.
He saw the picture on TV --
A flooded house, a broken family.
He sent his coins across the sea
To a wave-ravaged land.
It would take just a little longer
To buy drums for his band.
Her house, her family -- they were gone.
She stood in line for oh so long,
But it was worth the wait.
She got some rice to fill her empty, broken plate.
Bandages patched her bloody knee
As she silently thanked people like you and me.