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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

we learn...

























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