ONDOY, a Nightmare
It was 26th day of September, a day I’ll always remember
For something happened, that I have never imagined.
Early morning in that day, I’m having such a good time with my daughter
When suddenly we heard the news, that typhoon Ondoy was everywhere.
I immediately put raincoat on my daughter and plan to go some place to save her
But as we go downstairs, the flood was spreading really fast!
The water was extraordinary, the color of it looks like a coffee
But of course you can’t drink any; for sure it was very dirty…
It was flood full of mud that when you see it, surely you’ll get mad.
Ondoy was all over the trees, houses and streets and worst, all over the country.
Ondoy didn’t give us a chance to vacate the place, so we just hurried back upstairs.
We tried to put everything on top of the closet, even tried to make some things not to get wet.
We thought that it will never reach upstairs, but it was only eleven in the morning
When I suddenly felt the water was at my feet! So we went out of the room and to the terrace we go.
From there, we see things and people floating, swimming on the flood.
It was really scary that my daughter began to cry. I try to calm her and told her I won’t leave her side.
Just hold on to my hand and we will swim together, if it’s the only way for us to survive…
Good thing is that her daddy was with us. My husband’s dad, cousin and uncle are there too. We are all seven trapped in the terrace, but later, I can’t count the numbers
For the neighbors and the others are there with us, too.
My hubby and the others tried to make a way, to let us all walk on the roof top
To be able to go to the house that is tall enough, sure in this day, we have to be tough.
He carried my daughter at his back, walk slowly towards the roof top
I followed him carefully until we reach to the top.
At last, we’re all on the roof top. Sitting there feeling so cold.
I let my daughter sleep on my lap, while my hubby helps the others to be with us.
The rain continuously fall really bad, the wind blows so strong.
I just hope that it will not last for long.
Aside from hoping, I have to do something.
Somehow, somewhere, I might get help.
I reach for my phone and try to call for help.
But who can help us? If they, too, needs help.
I’m starting to loose hope and give up.
I started to cry as I watch the others.
Babies are crying, the old and the others are praying.
Oh yes, I remember, there’s only ONE who can help us with all this.
I prayed to Him, “Oh Lord, if this is going to end, please let it end now.
I know you can let it stop and save us.
For you are powerful than the typhoon and stronger than anyone or anything else.
But if this is how our life will end, Oh Lord, I’ll offer you my soul, together with all the people gathered here.
Please take us all by your hand and save us.”
So now, ONDOY, a Nightmare it was!
But sure did leave a lesson to all of us.
That no matter how young, old, rich or poor,
In the eyes of the Lord, we are but the same
We are His children and His love for us is pure…