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The First Spring Rain

The soft patter of rain wets my 
Calms my nerves 
Gives me a reason to hope 

My flowers will bloom soon
as the soil soaks up the rain
Feeding roots of growing things 
Inspiring the birds to sing their rain 

She watches with wonder as the rain 
Covering everything 
Bringing out all the green 
She laughs then 
"Mommy it's rain!" 
Such curiosity that hasn't been taken 
Hasn't been stifled 
Innocence that hasn't been broken 
I tell her that it's a gift 
Rebirthing life after a winter's deep 
          And soon we'll see the bees,    
the butterflies 
          And hummingbirds flitting from 
blossom to blossom on the Bottle-
brush tree 

Her eyes grow wide at my 
movement, my careful 
As I tame my hair into a submissive 
pony tail 
           And grab us some socks from 
the laundry pile waiting to be folded 
          ...I know that's what we should 
be doing,
As I feel a twinge of guilt at leaving 
our rainy day chores unattended ....  
But what's life without the breaking 
of rules, of routines? 

And so we suit up, in rainy weather 
Slickers, hats and wellies 

We march out the door 
Searching for unwary puddles 
Maybe an early waking frog 
She watches with wonder as I make 
my way down the drive 
She watches with pure childhood 
As Mommy jumps first into a puddle 

She watches with wonder 

As I learn to be young again 
Playing with my daughter 
In the first spring rain

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  1. Date: 3/7/2013 9:14:00 AM
    Love this... we should all remember to let the child inside us out to play. Enjoyed !!