Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, GOD RULES, by E. SERENA BOOTH

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GOD RULES, by            
First Line: A wild destruction struck out in the west
Last Line: Is calmed by him and can no longer reign.
Subject(s): God; Sonnet (as Literary Form)

A wild destruction struck out in the west:
Embracing winds tore trees from parks and hills,
Ripped roofs from houses, windows from their sills,
And played weird pranks of havoc as a jest.
At last the storm has worn itself to rest,
The lashing wind no longer shrieks and shrills.
A calm has settled on the earth that stills
Our fears. We mend our homes -- the bird rebuilds her nest.
We know not where the wind that fills the night
May wreak its vengance on the world again.
We know not when disaster next may blight
Which house will crush and fall beneath the strain.
But God rules all -- the wind that has such might
Is calmed by Him and can no longer reign.

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