When the Sky and Lightening Spoke to the City by Shaunelius Sterns

It was a beautiful day in the city of LA ‘Cita Dawns. The sky was clear and blue, the birds were singing their sweet songs, and the grass was pretty and green in the parks. Everyone went about their day as usual; nothing seemed different to them. Music played in the distance. People in their vehicles were going to and coming from their destinations, some were going to work and getting off of work going home to their families.

Later on, that beautiful day the sky turned dark. Clouds came together across the whole sky which brought three electric friends along for the journey. The whole city turned on every light that could possibly be turned on so there could be light in the city. It all happened so quickly…unexpectedly if you will. Rain began to fall as the fog came in. The desert was quietly looking on because it wasn’t raining there. Thunder began to roll, lightening flashed, and the whole city was shaken to the core. No one knew what to think about it all since nothing like it had ever happened before.

The sky began to become lower to the ground, but stopped midway. The lightening became angrier, and the thunder clapped louder. It was as if they were talking to the city, but no one could make out what was being said. The conversation became louder and louder as they all flashed, clapped, and fell at the same time. Who would have thought that the elements would come down and speak to the city.

Although the city was very big, lots of things went on that no one could see depending on which side of the city you lived on. Everyone got along though. Something had to happen to upset the elements, because they were mostly quiet. Lightening flashed and sent electricity through the whole city. Rain fell like sheets from the sky. Thunder clapped in booms that shook the souls of the residents who lived in the city. Children were afraid of what was going on, and the animals, they just played as usual as if nothing was happening outside. The desert didn’t create sand storms that day, nor did the desert animals come out to roam around.

Lightening told thunder to stop being so mean, and thunder told lightening to stop flashing loudly and sending electricity everywhere. Rain told the both of them to calm down and act like they had some sense. The trees stood off in the distance and looked on like they had not a care in the world. The city was in total disbelief because of what was happening. They never thought that the elements would come down and speak to them. They told the city to do better, and to love and respect one another so this would not have to happen again. They finally understood what brought the elements to earth that beautiful day. There were some who were mean and ungrateful to others. There were those who never told the truth. There were those who stole things that didn’t belong to them. There were those who were mean on the highway as if they owned it. There were those who went to church, and there were those who didn’t. There were those who gave, and there were those who didn’t. There were those who helped the homeless, and there were those who didn’t. There were those who would give a person a ride and there were those who wouldn’t.

The morale of this story is to treat people right no matter what, because we never know how God is going to speak to us. It could be through a storm, through music, through people, or even through a beautiful sunrise, or an awesome sunset. Most of all, treat others how we want to be treated because we never know where we will be in the world. God is everywhere; even in the big cities.

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Published by Shaunelius Sterns

I have been married to my wonderful husband for 21 years now. I am a Christian, poet, singer, songwriter, and artist. I have five beautiful children. I enjoy writing and reading my Bible. I also love to pray for others. I love nature and being outside on sunny days. I love spending time with my family and watching shows that makes me laugh.

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