A terrible turn,
an awful fright,
penniless and powerless,
in the face of great might,
like the changing of the weather,
she got herself together,
taking stock,
of memories briefly forgot,
a new found momentum,
steady hand on the rudder,
mistakes still causing a shudder,
thunder crashes,
lightening strikes,
new direction,
a declaration,
beloved nation,
powerful creation,
fight or flight,
the owl glides quietly through the night,