It takes only a moment, For nature to change its colours. One moment, it's bright and sunny And the next moment, It can turn dull and overcast. If observed keenly, One can see the dark clouds Approaching closer, Far across the horizon, Threatening to cast us in darkness. The clouds follow the will Of the mighty winds of change. They follow the wind's biding Without any protest. The clouds swim across the sky Casting the ground below, In alternating patches Of light and darkness. The dark clouds may block its rays, But the Sun never stops shining. Though we rarely observe that. The bright lining of the clouds, Are the only proof Of the majestic Sun's persistence. The Sun doesn't give up the fight. It lies in wait, biding its time And shines even brighter, When the dark clouds move away. Just like nature, life, too Can change in a heartbeat. One fine moment, It will be bright and sunny. But the very next moment, It can turn dull and overcast. The winds of fate are powerful They make or break our lives. Just like the seasons, The shades of life keep changing. Change is the only constant. Come sunshine or rain, We must remember That there will always be a light.
I hope that you are able to understand the parallels that I was trying to draw between the changing seasons and life! I am not exactly satisfied with this poem. I can’t help feeling that I wasn’t able to portray exactly what I had in mind!
This poem was written in response to Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt – the #writephoto prompt. The challenge is to use the given photo prompt as an inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly. Thank you, Sue for hosting this challenge. Click on the link to know more about this challenge and to read the entries by my fellow bloggers.
For visually challenged writers, the image shows a bank of dark clouds rolling in across a sunny moor, casting its shadow on the hills of the horizon.
Image courtesy: Sue Vincent
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