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Cloud of Darkness (a Poem)

Updated on April 11, 2010

I’ve wandered through life, enjoying my youth,

From my very first step and my first big tooth.

To me it was always just laughter and games,

Until one day I came across one of life’s shames.


This one of life’s shames was a dark heavy cloud,

Who crept like a rat amongst a bustling crowd,

And just when I thought all was going well,

The rain began falling from this cloud sent from hell.


This dense cloud took from me a dear friend,

Who now towards Heaven is about to ascend,

And although this loss is beyond my belief,

I guess I should really breathe a sigh of relief. For


About this friend must I no longer worry,

It’s OK, my tears; we’re not in a hurry.

They say every cloud has a silver lining,

So I suppose even this cloud is not all just fining.


For from this cloud we have much to attain,

Valuable lessons of life have we to gain,

That the circle really is a never-ending chain,

And that every one of us dances under this rain.


No umbrella can stop these raindrops of acid;

This cloud is silent yet far from placid.

Sometimes the heavens open unexpectedly,

Other times it arrives on time dejectedly.


And in realising this can we all see

That this rain is just a part of me,

And was it not a famous song

That said “I can see clearly now the rain has gone”?


© 2010 by Daniella Wood. All rights reserved. Copying without permission is illegal and will be prosecuted

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      DaniellaWood 7 years ago from England

      Thank you, I'm pleased you both liked it :-)

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      TINA V 7 years ago

      This is a very nice poem. Great poetry!

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      creativemsh 7 years ago

      yes nice