Have you Ever..
Have you ever danced in the summer rain
To wash away the sorrow and pain
Of your wounded and broken heart
Another shattered dream another false start
Though your eyes shine brightly
You shield the tears so bravely
As you hide behind the smile
And wear the jester’s mask for awhile
You dare not reveal
How you truly feel.
Have you ever stood upon a jagged clifftop
Waiting for the storm around you to stop
The wild wind tossing and tussling your hair
The world around you dances without a care
Below white horses roll and tumble
While the dark clouds above you rumble
Cloaked in mist and salty spray
To cleanse and wipe your tears away.
Grateful that no one can see you cry
Or ask you why.
Have you ever listened to the robin sing
Or the song of the skylark on the wing
Or the blackbird’s shrill warning cries
A symphony in the early morning skies
Heralding the light of a brand new day
As the darkness in your soul fades away
A song of hope in your heart re ignites
To drive away your darkest days and nights
And once again you rise to meet
A world of possibilities laid at your feet .
C Denis Murphy 21 December 2020.