Autmn Showers

Boom of thunder

Pouring rain

Drip

Ping

Off the gutters

Plop

Into puddles

Gulp

Thirsty ground

Drinks what she can

She sends the rest to streams and rivers

Freshly bathed

Earth wakes up jolly

And just before she loosens her hold

On things past

She paints the world in oranges and golds

For soon she will bid adieu

to yesterday and prepare

For adventures anew

Rainy Ramblings

The days keep passing

The earth keeps spinning

And I can’t seem to

Just slow down

So many aspirations

And ambitions

And ways

To make the world a better place

But they are trapped

In my mind

Intentions are good

But not intentional

The sky is crying

And so is my soul

Cause I can’t fix the problems

Of all I hold close

But I am helping almost strangers

And even though I point to all the signs

You don’t realize the danger

of complacency

self condemnation

Meditation but on the wrong things

have to replace the

negativity

with some hope that is real

hoping in time

hope is what you will feel

wish i could do it for you

I tried , I tried, I tried

but i can not

sitting here

cheering you on

letting you know

you are not alone

keep pressing on

i know you don’t even have the strength

for just one step

so just promise me

to take one more breath

and then another

and again

cause it will get better

in time i know

but til it does

just hold on

sky is crying

and so is my soul

I wish I had the salve

for all the troubled souls

i do not but I know where it is

but here is the funny thing about medicine

you can prescribe it, buy it, sit it out

but you can’t make them ingest it

praying til

you see the hope that is real

and until you feel the truth of who you are

just look up at the stars

their Maker made you

you shine like that too

you can’t see it

but you are too close

a bigger piture

a different view

we all see it

through and through

gonna keep affirming it

til someday you do too

Long lost friend

When the streets are wet, and the skies are grey

And the drip drop rhythm of the soft falling rain

Plays a sweet melody, like an old welcome friend

Then my mind settles and heart stirs again

It has been fenced off in survival mode since summer appeared in fiery force

Makes it easier to push forward through jagged climbs and marathon treks

When you stay shallow or seem detached

Not unfeeling or calloused just a means to cope

Pushing forward each step fueled only by hope

And here in an intermission from the toil

A sweet shower from the skies dares my heart to engage my mind

She looks back and sighs in gratitude and awe

We have made it this far , what a long road it has been

Knowing all too well to enjoy this smooth patch because around the bend there are likely to be more treacherous climbs

But we are not there yet

We are here

In this moment

With peaceful grey skies

And rhythmic soothing rain

Cooling off the boiling pavement

Calming my overactive brain

Oh sweet rain do not forget to fall

Soft and steady, not too fast to flood

just enough to cool and refresh a thirsty ground

How sweet the sound of drip drop rain

Washing the weariness down the drain

Refreshed and ready to take to the hills again