Good Rain


The rain hits the window and traces

Like tiny tears that sprint in races

Finding their way to the windowsill

Falling as if they cannot remain still


And as the rain and glass collide

The thunder shakes the world outside

Yet, in this storm there is found

What is needed for parched ground


Though the sun may hide behind clouds

Leaving the world in ghostly shrouds

It forces us all to remain indoors

But that is not what the storm is for


A thing of unrecognized worth

It gently feeds our Mother Earth

So that when it finally goes away

We better appreciate the sunny days


I see you and your shadowed light

The flashes you use to highlight

But with all your thunder and rain

I know the sun will shine again


Go now and do what you must do

As I find the words to thank you

Over fields and ripening plains

I am thankful for all your rain


25 Responses to “Good Rain”
  1. beth says:

    A lovely ode to Mother Nature and her cleansing and nourishing rain

  2. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    An ode to something so valuable and needed and thankfully gained, suffer greatly those who do not…written with precision and brilliance my friend. Great work!

  3. kristianw84 says:

    Beautifully written. A wonderful reminder that our dark days are only temporary & even our sorrows serve a purpose. Life truly is beautiful, and I have always been fond of the rain. ❤

  4. Full of beautiful images and great penning!!! ❤

  5. jonicaggiano says:

    I agree with all your commenters. Everything said is so true. The rain brings life and also refreshes our world. I like what Francisco and Kristian said. Beautiful written and our sorrows do serve a purpose. Great ode to the life giving rain.
    In the south everything always smells so wonderful after a good downpour. Beautiful Brad. Love ❤️ to you my friend. Hugs too. Joni

  6. yassy says:

    Like tiny tears that sprint in races.., so pretty 🤗

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    Bring on the rain. We’re on our third drought in the last four years in California. We’ve already had more acres burned from wildfires than any year in history, and October and November tend to be the worst months for that.

  8. Harley Reborn says:

    God I wish it would rain

  9. Jim Borden says:

    wonderful poem, Brad. every cloud has a silver lining…

  10. Beautifully written. Love it ❤️

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