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A rainbow forms and blooms bright after the rain
Finishing its task of wetting, replenishing the Earth, 
As part of God’s plan to ease Mother Nature’s pain
And give our home, our planet a moment’s rebirth.

A rainbow is really God’s gracious smile at rain’s end,
And when you think about it, it occurs in perfect rhythm
So all can see and marvel at its splendor at storm’s end,
And tho’ its time is fleeting, its image is God’s prism.

A rainbow is always God’s promise and divine intention, 
To help people pause and focus on a dazzling colored array
Tinted and formed in a picture perfect image and conception,
To help them relax, reflect on what’s important on a given day.

A rainbow is a noble and sublime reflection of God’s selection
Of wonderful images from Heaven brought to our mortal plane,
For a moment’s majestic gaze at this image of God’s conception
So people can seek a moment’s happiness and a surcease of pain.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, Schoeningen, Germany
(September 2, 2014)



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  1. Date: 9/2/2014 10:14:00 PM

    Gary, your poem is like a soothing downpour after a day of intense Indian summer. I particularly like the expression "And tho' its time is fleeting, its image is god's prism." Thanks for your kind remarks on my work.
  1. Date: 9/2/2014 2:57:00 PM

    another great poem Gary. wonderful how you mesh the miracle of rainbows to the presence and the reality of God.
  1. Date: 9/2/2014 2:12:00 PM

    Stunning imagery Gary -I particularly adore the line 'A rainbow is really God’s gracious smile at rain’s end' and will always think of this poem when I see a rainbow. Rainbows are special I have a rainbow sapphire ring and necklace - they too make me smile when I wear them! Hugs Jan xxx
  1. Date: 9/2/2014 1:43:00 PM

    Hi again, this is very nice..I like the phrase "God's prisim"..BG