She Blew In Raging (Shakespearean Sonnet)

She blew in raging and tearing at the soul;

A wake of rubble, blood, sweat and tears,

The nation gave to again make it whole,

To still their brothers and sisters fears

Crane and hoe and muscle revived

What Sandy smashed and to the sea let go,

But yet through the horror, hope survived,

Resilience and courage of spirit showed.

Seaside Heights and Park unknown

For an instant became a boardwalk show;

Notoriety and fame unwanted have grown,

Little seashore hamlets we’ve come to know.

The Devil’s flame of hell has retorn,

Again from tragedy it shall be reborn.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


4 thoughts on “She Blew In Raging (Shakespearean Sonnet)

  1. I grew up in a nearby town and went to the Seaside Boardwalk many times. This fire is just surreal—to have so recently rebuilt from the hurricane, and now this? Thank you for this tribute.

    • I grew up close by as well as did my wife. This is where she and I used to go on some of our dates as well as to hit some of the bars in town in the evenings. It is extremely sad what has happened to them, as if hurricane Sandy wasn’t enough. Thank you for the nice comment and I hope you are doing well.

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