Griffith High School
The Pouring Rain
On a cold March morning, I walked onto the oval to hear the sound of birds crowing. As I looked up at the sky, I was shocked to see it was a bright blue. I then decided to look down, and discovered that the dirt was a darker brown, almost like it was wet.
All of a sudden I heard cars go past and children laughing. I looked over to the cricket fence and saw my friend hobbling along on his crutches. Just as I was about to say hello, the gleam of the football posts and the wet green grass caught my eye. After that, I noticed dark grey cover coming over the sky, and that the sheep from the Ag Farm were racing around to find shelter from what the felt coming.
The soccer goal’s gleam had left and the trees were drooping. The brightness of the white posts was fading and the bright blue sky was now turning a horrific grey. As the wind grew stronger my friend (who had hobbled his way to me on crutches) and I decided to go find shelter from the storm that was coming.
As the storm hit my friend and I were just getting into the shelter we had found. “What are we going to do Lucy?” “I don’t know Jadyn! I guess we just wait for the storm to go!” I replied as calmly as I could. It’s about midday now but you could swear it was nighttime for the sky had gone a dark black colour.
“It sounds like a hurricane out there… I’m scared and cold, Lucy. What do we do?”
“I’m not sure Jadyn. Everything will be fine. You just need to calm down!’ I said, looking at him. Trying to reassure him and work out how to get him and I out of the old rickety shed we were in was doing my head in.
“I can’t think. What’s wrong with me? How am I supposed to help someone who can’t even walk out of this dreadful storm? … it just keeps getting worse. Hopefully this nightmare will end soon.”
They were the only things on my mind at that moment. Just as I was about to tell him we can’t leave, some guys from the rural fire service found us and helped us out of the storm.
Being stuck in that storm has taught me to prepare for all things in life and to never think it’s just going to be some rain.