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Updated on March 5, 2012

By: Wayne Brown

Billowing white clouds merge in a clear blue strain

Gathering in their moisture to bring some rain

The pattern repeats itself time upon time

Like moonshine at night and the day’s sunshine


Rain drops dripping on puddles of watery glass

Rippling water circles roll out from the splash

The pattern repeats itself time and again

Like the tide goes out then comes back in


Cold rain water pours down on a dry creek bed

Washing about the sands as the land is fed

The pattern repeats itself for time on end

Though it be dry now, the rains will come again


The gray of winter casts in shadow over summer rays

Draping a blanket of cold for days upon days

The pattern repeats itself with each coming season

Mother Nature is silent; she has her reasons



An ultra-light spirit with tiny flittering wings

Nips at the nectars of the flowers in spring

The pattern repeats itself as God so desires

To carry the precious pollens and ignite life’s fires


A tear-stained face finds a smile to replace the frown

Sadness occurs but happiness always comes around

The pattern repeats itself always coming back to smiles

It’s just our human nature as we cover life’s miles


A new born child cries for a proud new mom and dad

An old man passes in silence; loved ones by his bed

The pattern repeats itself over the cycle of life’s span

God’s gift of precious life and the mortality of man


© Copyright WBrown2011. All Rights Reserved


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      samiaali 6 years ago

      Hi Wayne Brown, This is a beautiful poem. I give it a 'vote up!' :)

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @Scarlett My Dear...Glad you came this way today too, Scarlett. This one has touched readers more deeply than I anticipated. I guess I did not see the depth of the poem when I wrote it...sometimes I miss those things as the inspiration flows. Great comments! WB

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      Scarlett My Dear 6 years ago from Missouri

      Lovely poem, Wayne. It does remind me of the sometimes fragile, ever resourceful balance of life on this rainy day in Missouri. Even as I look out our window at all of the green filling in the emptiness, there is new growth in purples and pink, whites and orange that stand strong beneath a cold Spring rain.

      So glad I stopped in today. Refreshing! ~Scarlett

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @Genna East...Thank you! It is much like physics...for every time of enegy released there is an effect in some other area. Nature is but a balance of energy expended and energy absorbed in many ways...but a beautiful one, I might add. WB

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      Genna East 6 years ago

      Breathtakingly beautiful poem, with depth and wisdom about the myriad, eternal patterns and cycles of life, Wayne, and how so much of life exits in relationship.

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @The Frog Prince...and to you and yours as well! WB

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      The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Happy Easter Wayno!

      It's all good!

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @Pamela99...Funny how these inspiration show up at my doorsteps. Glad you liked it! WB

      @SilverGenes...At first, I just thought of the raindrop hitting the puddle of water and how recurring that was...then it occurred to me that same process takes place in other ways. Glad you liked it! Thanks much. WB

      @chspublish...Thank you! WB

      @Cardisa...I do surprise folks every now and Cardisa so just hang in there! LOL! WB

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @The Frog Prince...That would be good. I live near the university and I know a good watering hole (Biaraporetti's) up the street where everybody knows my name. I will send you my mobile phone number via back channel. WB

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      I am wonderfully surprised, Wayne. Beautiful Poem!


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      chspublish 6 years ago from Ireland

      Beautiful poem Wayne with great insight into our nature.

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      SilverGenes 6 years ago

      Beautiful and very touching poem, Wayne. "The gray of winter casts in shadow over summer rays" - this will stay with me a long time.

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      Very beautiful poem about the cycle of life. I enjoyed it very much.

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      The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Wayne - We'll be out there mid-May time frame for his gradation. Maybe we can toss one or two back together.

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @Ipeoney...Thank you so much, glad you liked it! WB

      @Truckstop Sally...After a week of writing political hubs, I was ready to create a good verse. WB

      @thebluestar...So glad you liked it. Sometimes I wonder if the well will run dry and then I just write another. WB

      @Eiddwen....I too am amazed by all the talent here...I think it helps me to be better as well. Thanks much. WB

      @The Frog Prince...I try to keep my skillset going in a lot of directions so I don't get writer's block, Frog. Glad to see that your son lives in FW...I am in Arlington, we are neighbors! WB

      @Motown2Chitown..Glad it hit a personal note for you. This one came to me in the form of raindrops splashing in a puddle and I could not rid myself of the image until I wrote the poem. WB

      @breakfastpop....Thanks so much, Poppy...nice to get away from politics a bit. WB

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      Beautifully done Wayne. Up and awesome and beautiful too!

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      Motown2Chitown 6 years ago

      This is absolutely awesome and beautiful, Wayne. And, very appropriate to several things that are happening in my own life at the moment. Thanks for being so simple in your wisdom and your eloquence. I'll be coming back to this one frequently. First hub I've ever bookmarked, and I'm not a huge fan of poetry. :)

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      The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Great work! Almost surpasses your political diatribes but you are a master of both my friend.

      3 Stars because I couldn't find something so true to be humorous in this instance.

      The Frog

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      A great poem and thank you for sharing .

      It amazes me every day just how much talent there is here on HP.

      This one goes right up there with them and I rate up/beautiful/awesome.

      Take care


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      Annette Donaldson 6 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Beautiful Wayne, had to read this twice. Love the photo too. Wayne I din't think it possible that your poetry could get any better, but this is so lovely, such an enchanting read. This is one I will definitely share with my facebook friends. Way to go man, still right at the top. xx High fives all round.

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      Wow Wayne! I was going to go hunting for one of your beauties tonight. Didn't have to look far! Love the song and photos. How sweet the sound . . . lost but now found. And the miracles in nature. So comforting that even when we are low and hurting, tomorrow's sunrise brings a new day full of possibilities. Thanks for a beautiful poem.

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      Ipeoney 6 years ago from USA

      Wow beautiful poem, nicely written