FOOD FOR THE SOUL
What a difference the sun makes,
All the flowers begin to show,
And the meadows we pass
Are full of lush green grass,
While all of Earth takes on a warm glow.
Yet we know rain is also needed
Or the meadows will parch and dry
And all the flowers that bloom
With their own sweet perfume
Will slowly wither and die.
So it is with the seed that is planted
Within the heart of us all.
Though it is tended with LOVE
Through God’s GRACE above,
He allows some rain to fall.
For it is tears that nurture compassion.
Gentleness can come out of pain.
For all the struggles we bear
Are to teach us to care
They’re all part of life’s pure refrain.
The earth is nourished by sunshine.
Yet rain replenishes it too.
For the earth to succeed
It is both that she’ll need
So nature provides her due.
Though in life we seek to be happy
Sorrow too must play it’s part,
For it is through tears that flow
A soul can blossom and grow
In the garden of the heart.
Copyright © SYLVIA Coulstock | Year Posted 2018