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Dancing Beneath The Rain
With every smile and gentle bounce
the world is blessed with every ounce
of children’s laughter
and flawless care,
like lightsome bubbles they fly through air.
Distant from the fear and thought
they soar, they float- the way they ought.
The shimmering dew, the rays that shine
Endear what would once again be mine--
reminiscent of the past,
wishing I could make it last.
The playful twirls and care-free scene
the wind that blows is so serene
awaking from the peaceful trance,
I begin to see a saddened glance.
For in the mirror, the reflection shown
causes me to feel alone
the bubbles pop, the laughter fades,
I find myself in the darkest,
Emotions cause the tears to flow
wishing someone could only know
a million questions not asked, not said.
The answers remain within my head.
For you do not know the pain I feel
the thoughts I have are so unreal
taking over me,
I act, but I let no one see.
The only way I know to cope--
live day by day and only hope.
Let the past be memory,
the cherished dreams that keep me, me.
Removing all I know is tough,
the escape I have is just enough--
a dreamlike state that keeps me sane,
I’ve learned to dance beneath the rain.