the water droplets go.
Mesmerize by their slow descent
with different colors
they gleam and they glow.
Gray, green, blue, and brown
reflecting in its glistening tear.
Then they land in a splash,
spreading prism of colors
in all directions, with no fear.
Rain you come right after gloomy skies,
and while it may seem bleak,
you bring serenity too.
Some will wonder and some will sigh
why you make everyone feel so blue.
But if we look at you with curious eyes
over the drops that you bring.
We can ponder up close, be inspired,
and remember the old songs
we will want to sing.
When thunder comes with a clap,
so scary and loud too.
It breaks the reverie and feels like a trap,
to see the bad memories
of the sad times we once knew.
But the downpour soon changes
from a heavy burden into light.
Soon we see the clouds move on,
and softly hear the patter,
of a mesmerizing sound so right.
Give it a wait until it comes to a stop
because the rain will slowly go away.
And in its place,
a magical spectrum fills up the sky,
To brighten up our day.
Appears the rainbow and its glorious beauty,
for everyone to witness and be in awe.
It reminds you of a silver lining
when the rain also means renewal,
for everything that may seem like a flaw.
So remember for every gloom we feel in life
there is a hope that lies within.
Just wait for it to come alive
and be grateful, and feel blessed,
and remember the lesson the rain brings in.
The tears I have shed the past few months, from the sad news of this year 2020, feel like a never-ending downpour of rain. But with every storm, there is a promise of clearer and bluer skies. This is the hope that inspires me to write this poem. The rain is a perfect metaphor for the cycle of life. What is down, goes up again. What is sad, can be happy again.
For the lives lost, for those suffering from illnesses, for those in distress and have their hearts broken into a million pieces because of the tragedies that have happened this year, I dedicate this poem to you.