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Topic: Sad (07/26/07)
- TITLE: This Is My Father’s World
By Amber Sa
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She looked at all the faces of the people around her, they were all covered with dirt, she could barely tell who was who. These were her neighbors, her play friendsâ€™ families. Many were crying, some were panting for air, but all were covering their mouth with one hand while holding tightly to someone with the other hand. Some fell down, exhausted from running and walking to the evacuation centers. One woman laid on the ground crying out loud and hitting the ground with her fists. In the mist of the frightful crowd, one was looting from a house she knew wasnâ€™t his. Everyone was in panic.
Why did they let this happened? Why didnâ€™t they stop this before it reached to our homes? Why didnâ€™t God send rain for so many days?
Lily closed her eyes trying to remember the things that seem to be all gone now; the laughers with her friends swinging on the swings in the back yard, the call for afternoon tea, her favorite garden, the lilies she put so much efforts into growing, the chill and the freshness of the air in the morning, the damp grass between her toes, the tree trunk that she etched her growth chart on, the rustling of the leaves, the blue serene skyâ€¦
Then Lily started to hum a tune. Out of the mourning of people, her mother noticed the distinctive sound and looked down to her daughter. Soon she recognized the tune and began to sing softly together.
This is my Father's world.
O let me ne'er forget
that though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father's world:
why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King; let the heavens ring!
God reigns; let the earth be glad!
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