Rainy Day


The placid calm settles upon the landscape

I breathe in the fragrant air of morning

A gaze to the forlorn skies far away

Darkened clouds drifting into mourning

In the narrow space of a few moments

The horizon is slipping out of sight

A deep heaviness eases into my heart

As the day fades like early night


Holding out a single hand

Catching tears fallen from the sky

As thunder crashes across the land

Resonating in a distance, this echoing sigh

How hard I continued to try

Reaching for that rainbow

A simple smile, when the tears dry

The promised calm after the storm


In the rainy days, the darker days

Tears trapping me in an embrace

Remembering eternally

Forever and always…


July 31, 2005