Dark clouds

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 powerdul
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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103 thoughts on “Dark clouds

  1. Beautifully penned.Describing all the negativities along with the tips to bring out the positivities ignoring the blocks and hindrances to be successful at any circumstances. Thanks for sharing .Take care🌹👍🙏

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