Never Blame The Rain

And we’ll never have that recipe again – Richard Harris

You know the cake we left out in the rain
The one that never could be made again
We watched it wash away into the ground
We tried but couldn’t save it we could only taste the pain

But never blame the rain
It falls on me and you
God sends the rain
To cleanse and make anew

When the straight path you’re on begins to bend
All of what you hoped for seems to end
The colors you were painting start to run
Don’t let tears of broken cisterns be your only friend

Never blame the rain
It falls on me and you
God sends the rain
To cleanse and make anew

Hope cannot be found but in the broken
Truth is weaved among lies that are spoken
Ask for a brand new recipe and start again
See miracles beyond our sight, past the rainy nights

Never blame the rain
It falls on me and you
God sends the rain
To cleanse and make anew

At dversepoets.com the prompt is to take a musical lyric from a song and write a poem of your own.
This morning I was jogging in the soft rain and started writing this in my mind, not knowing yet what the prompt was.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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5 Responses to Never Blame The Rain

  1. rosross says:

    I am finding similar themes in many of the poems. We are all connected.

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  2. maria says:

    Love this repetition:

    Never blame the rain
    It falls on me and you
    God sends the rain
    To cleanse and make anew

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  3. Sherry Marr says:

    I love the memory of that cake left out in the rain, and the repeated entreaty to never blame the rain.

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  4. Mish says:

    Lovely! So glad your muse was one step ahead of you!

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  5. Love this, Mary, and it references one of my favourite songs.

    Funny thing – when I scanned the title I read, “Never Blame The pain”, and this has been on my mind.

    Extreme pain has been something of a liberation, freeing me from striving to do things that were worthwhile, to be sure…but whose completion was not the God-intended goal. The whole point of the journey wAS the journey, and never the arrival.

    It took pain to teach me that.

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