Rain Must Fall

“Thy fate is the common fate of all;
Into each life some rain must fall.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Rain Must Fall

People associate the rain with tears, depression, and sadness. But, I like to associate the rain with a more positive feeling. Sort of like a good cleansing. After the rain, I feel great with the sunshine and rainbows that follow.

All good things usually have to end as well as do the bad things. We can’t avoid a little rain in our life without experiencing the sunshine.

It really comes down to your attitude and that you should always look for the silver lining. Just as there are areas of land with excess rain and droughts, there are also people who experience more or less down times.

That’s why I like Longfellow’s line from his poem, The Rainy Day:

Thy fate is the common fate of all;
Into each life some rain must fall.

Shine On

A Chance of Rain

“When I was in the hospital they gave me apple juice
every morning, even after I told them
I didn’t like it.  So, I had to get even.
One morning, I poured the apple juice into the specimen tube.
The nurse held it up and said, ‘It’s a little cloudy.’
I took the tube from her and said,
‘Let me run it through again,’ and drank it.
The nurse fainted.”
Alan King

Clouds
The clouds are high
As my eyes can see
Spanning the width
Of the never ending sea
I can feel the pressure
In every part of me
Pressure building

Waiting for the rain

I don’t need
The weather man
To tell me
About the precipitation
I can feel it and smell it
That’s all I need
Telling each part of me
That it’s cloudy with
A chance of rain
By: J R

Shine On

Children Smashing Puddles

“I’m singing in the rain,
just singing in the rain;
What a wonderful feeling,
I’m happy again.”
Arthur Freed

Children Smashing Puddles

Rain is rare in California
The sky is rarely cloudy
Why is rain so rare in California?
Because of Climate Warming

Before the rain begins to pour
The cumulus clouds appear
Like floating pieces of cotton
Or like rounded white towers of fear

The day after rain is a beautiful sight
The mountains and hills
Are filled with tall green grass
And scattered with small orange poppies

But, the most spectacular sight
I love to see after all the rain
Are all the little children
Smashing little puddles from the rain

By: J R

P.S. Today is Dr. Seuss’s birthday. He would have been 111 years old. I dedicate this poem to my hero, Dr. Seuss.

For the last eighteen years, Dr. Seuss’s birthday has been celebrated with the annual “Read Across America Day”, an event sponsored by the National Education Association in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises. Millions of students participate in one of the nation’s largest reading observance.

Thanks to Dr Seuss, millions of children around the world learned to read and love to write. You can count me as one of his faithful followers even to this day.

Shine On

Cloudy With a Chance of Rain

“When I was in the hospital they gave me apple juice every morning,
even after I told them I didn’t like it. I had to get even.
One morning, I poured the apple juice into the specimen tube.
The nurse held it up and said, ‘It’s a little cloudy.’
I took the tube from her and said,
‘Let me run it through again,’
and drank it. The nurse fainted.”
Alan King

Clouds
The clouds are high as ones eye can see
Spanning the width of the never ending sea
I can feel the pressure in every part of me
Pressure building
Waiting for the rain
I don’t need the weather man
To tell me about the precipitation
I can feel it and see it that’s all I need
Telling each part of me
That it’s cloudy with a chance of rain
By: J R

Shine On