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 ~~