From the nature’s domain,
Comes the soothing rain,
That washes my strain,
And cleanses my brain.
For to live and sustain,
I collect all the sludge and insane,
And when the stench becomes overbearing,
She comes to claim.
In the torrential rain,
She showers and splashes,
Her blessings and gains,
That we all can claim.
For in the flux and flow of life,
So often I mingle and mangle,
To suit my gains,
And when I lose count of sanity,
I look up for soothing rains.
She comes every year,
And she comes to everyone,
Some love her and some hate her,
But no one can do without her.
She’s the almighty,
She’s the TNT,
She’s the bully,
But she is also life giving.
We abuse her,
We waste her,
We tie her,
Yet we can’t hold her.
We drown when she over showers,
We parch when she doesn’t shower,
And from rain to water,
She runs the cosmos full throttle.
And in the merry-go-round of life,
When I feel tormented,
I look up to the skies moment by moment,
To find out where is she in disguise?
And when the first showers,
Strike mother earth,
Nature blossoms humans smile,
And ambience recoils.
And every year,
When my chips are down,
I know it’s about time,
For the soothing showers to come down.
And as she comes pouring down,
I walk downhill and to the downtown,
In my mackintosh and gumboots,
Criss crossing the puddles and the ponds,
And holding on to my pleasant horizons.
Is when the child in me says,
Enjoy the cloudy overcast,
And celebrate the rain,
For it won’t stay,
And such is the bliss of soothing rain.
By Kamlesh Tripathi
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