Are you a threat?
You come from the ominous warning of
dark and heavy clouds as if a cry
when the burden can't be held up
by a mourning sky...
You drop so sudden, no time to take shelter
only to realize one is drenched with cold
and mire, left in defeat and ire..
Probably, at times we dislike and least expect you
Especially when traffic jams cause some delays
In our busy life, at times, you are a cumbersome
and messy stuff too...
No choice , we may only sigh and curse you..
Till we get tired and cry..
But are you a heaven sent as well?
If you were, take us to an open field where
daffodil unashamedly blossoms as your touch
tips its petals...and promise us tender days
ahead and storm free tomorrow...
Let us hear the rhythm of your songs as you
sway gently and obediently to where the hard and
proud wind brings you...and assure us
you are neither cut nor hurt..
That in the darkness of the night , you create
a hymn to quench the thirst of summer
and sustain the color of the sleepy flower
bud supposed to bloom in spring
and flow down to the bottom of the earth to
give warmth to the yearlings frozen in winter
Let us realize that our dream is as
translucent as your stream
that even the shady light
can understand its longing.
And sails you to commune with the infinity of the
ocean to kiss playfully the willful waves..
and carries you up even to unknown cities..
and washes out the fear behind
Your suppleness teaches us how to bend
gracefully through adversaries that chafe
our spirit and break our peace...
Just like you at times you punch
our window sill in anger and splatter your
frustration against the windshield of our car..
Does something from nature disturb your peace too?
But should we forget, how the innocent child enjoys
The tenderness you bring, as he circles and plays
with you and blurts out a shrieking laughter
When a drip trickles down his face and ears
And shouts with excitement when your tiny mists
slip out from his tiny palm...
Rain, whoever you are, so simple to feel yet too
complicated to care about..
We can only enjoy or hate you every time you are here
But rest assured, the lesson you show is something else
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