Written by: Robert O'Brien

                          Darkness looms and clouds appear...
                           a search for choices no one near,
                             a door is shut or so it seems,
               then suddenly, perception gleams...a new way out!

                             Rains appear and shadows fall...
                                and in time a feeling small
                                     begins to lurk within,
               then prayer conceives a new perception, once again.

                                   Rains continue on a theme...
                        of hammer blows... and endless stream...
                               a wear and tearing of the heart
                                     until an ending nears.

                             The time it passes, birds still sing,
                              and once again perception rings...
                                 the dawning of a brighter day.

Robert's Book of Poetry
May 31, 1994