My Heart Overflows With Joy
One evening I gazed upon a small cloud
resting solitary in the wondrous bright sky.
It so moved me and aroused my sympathy.
Soon tears did fill my eyes.
Is the cloud feeling lonely? I wondered.
Why had the other ones left it be?
Is it possible it stayed behind for a purpose.
Perhaps to teach a lesson to me.
O, Cloud, are you sad? I questioned.
Do you long for others of your own?
The quiet immobile cloud seemed to smile at me.
Perhaps it did not mind being alone.
Soon a storm began to develop.
The little cloud began to expand more and more.
Then it clapped and roared like a monster.
Fierce rains began to pour.
When the storm was over, the solitary cloud fled.
Dashing, quickly like lightning across the sky.
I realized it had served its purpose.
To bring water to our land so dry.
That day I learned that Solitude holds much power.
A single cloud can water the land and our soul.
Now, when I behold a solitary cloud in the sky.
My heart bubbles with joy and overflows.
by Michael Dennis
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