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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 © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 8/3/2018 7:17:00 PM
Love this poem. Your last line says it all. In every life, a little rain must fall. Pain helps us learn and be stronger. Thanks for sharing.
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Date: 7/8/2018 7:22:00 PM
You have aptly expressed the balance of life; the downs make the ups that much more satisfying!
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Date: 7/7/2018 11:17:00 PM
Just love this comparison between rain and tears! Both do, indeed, come from the same source!! Excellent, Sylvia! :) gw
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Date: 7/5/2018 11:43:00 AM
This work came from the garden of the heart, well done Sylvia...
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Date: 7/5/2018 7:12:00 AM
So very beautifully expressed, June. A fabulous comparison of nature and life. Indeed, we need both sun and rain, happiness and sorrow. A brilliant write. T.J
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Date: 7/5/2018 5:11:00 AM
Hi SYLVIA.. I really enjoyed reading your creative work this morning. Your poem, my dog at my feet, and a hot cup a of Colombian coffee make for a perfect trifecta! Come see me today if you get a chance...
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Date: 7/4/2018 7:16:00 PM
well-done! HAPPY 4TH JULY Ms. June ... shalom, shalom/peace
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Date: 7/4/2018 4:58:00 PM
Your thoughts wrap gently around me. There is so much truth in every word. Blessings truly are everywhere. You have created a masterpiece here my friend. :) Brandy
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SYLVIA Coulstock
Date: 7/24/2018 12:53:00 PM
Thank you Brandy.From one who writes as beautifully as you this is praise indeed.-June x