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Daunted Day Musings

Alan S Jeeves 1951 (Lancashire)

In every life some rain must fall,
Though wherefrom heaven knows.
With passing years, the storm may call,
The tempest comes and goes.
The day could see a cloudburst hail
To soak you through and through
Yet silver raindrops deftly fail
To bathe away the blue.

As thunder quakes the path of life,
Like cannons in the sky.
And lightning, cutting like a knife,
An electric charge on high.
When icy drops sleet all about
And crisis canters near
Then windy blows that scream and shout
Bombard the soul with fear.

So now I'm old, though seldom sad,
I think of days long gone.
I smile about the good and bad
And savour everyone.
Although the darkened clouds may drift
And bluster out their rains
I still salute a special gift ~
The sunshine here remains.

About this poem

Thoughts in later life from 2020

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Submitted by AlanSJeeves on July 05, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 724
Words 136
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 8, 8, 8

Alan S Jeeves

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