I watched the rain fall today.
The clouds parted briefly, showing the sun.
Today, the rain matched my heart.
I was sad, but I could not weep.
That night, the moon rose alone.
I saw the brightest stars.
I knew the darkness in me was gone.
This morning I have found new hope.
I saw a beautifully green lawn.
As if new, the streets were clean.
Today I am smiling again.
William Wayne Smith
[From the archive]
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