Sometimes in times of adversity we find a source of hope for ourselves in the grandest creation of the supreme Lord.
Dark clouds suddenly emerge,
Taking away with it all the energy and the urge.
The warm sky suddenly looks very frightening,
The friendly sun rushes away to be replaced by nothing.
The sky seems a dark mixture of black and blue,
There is nothing in sight not even a shade or a silhouette.
Birds seem to have flown away too far,
There is a scary stillness around me yet not a soul to reach out for.
The trees stand motionless,
Not even a leaf stirs,
In the wake of the coming darkness.
A thunder sounds somewhere in the sky,
The heart pounds with it wondering,
What is to come and why?
There is no shelter in sight,
Nothing to protect me from the oncoming plight.
I look around with fear in my eyes,
The heart hoping beyond hope, fists clenched too tight.
Suddenly a harsh wind blows,
Shaking with it the momentary stillness that was before.
The elements that adjust to this change stay strong,
But those who try to defy it grow weak and fall off.
It dawns on me on seeing this sight,
I cannot escape whatever lies ahead,
No matter how much I struggle and fight.
It will test me, trouble me,
It will tire and scare me.
Like the trees I must learn to stand strong and tall,
Like the leaves I must learn to adjust and move with the flow,
Lean but not fall.
Like the birds I must learn to look for a niche,
While preparing myself for all posibilities.
Like the sun I must learn to be patient and hold on,
For the dark clouds will ultimately move on…
Nature goes through stages similar to our emotions,
If one observes it carefully and with patience,
At times of uncertainty,
It can serve as…a source of inspiration.