Flowers Do Grow In The Rain


You ask why life has so many tears
why life's road is always rough?...
but with each day and every year
we learn another lesson about love.

Sometimes the path we choose
can seem to be too hard...
but how much more can we loose
with just one more broken heart?

A finished diamond ring
is not beautiful all my itself...
it cannot do a thing
without the polish cutter's help.

Going up mountains and over hills
we are running into walls...
we cannot learn the growing skill
until we learn to fall.

A heart like a flower grows
and reaches for the stars...
but our eyes do not always know
the necessity of lifes scars.

Some flowers along the beaten path
are hidden among the weeds...
the rain showers they must have
are what help the many planted seeds.

Sometimes it takes hitting a valley low
to make us finally look up...
at times only a heartache's blow
can make us feel true love.

You ask why there is so much sorrow
why does life give us so much pain?...
but too much sunshine provides no rainbow,
for flowers do grow in the rain.


Also sharing with Imperfect Prose with lovely Emily at In The Hush of The Moon


Comments

  1. love the "to much sunshine provides no rainbow"...that sums it up so very well...blessings Carrie..bkm

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  2. Oh I loved that ending! this was beautiful. without pain, we wouldn't know how to appreciate the good stuff.

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  3. Life lessons resound in your words. Beautiful...
    Sometimes I have to remind myself that the rain is needed - and it is beautiful in its own right.

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  4. we stand on the mountain tops to see the valleys we must cross to reach the next...

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  5. So true. Well said. I love the ending. :)

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  6. powerfully and wonderfully written. There is truth to this....so much truth.

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  7. Beautiful, Carrie. We definitely DO need some rain in our lives... The last verse is beautiful, a complete poem itself!

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  8. Quite a tribute to rain, Carrie. I do believe in rain.

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  9. boy did you call it! can't have one without the other... how can one know happiness, if they have never felt grief? yin and yang.

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  10. This is a statement, a lesson thought this is poetry

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  11. someone said "bittersweet" in their comments and i also thought that..a very well written poem..thanks for sharing with OSW...pete

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  12. beautiful! very well written
    thank you

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  13. Thank you everyone for your warm and encouraging comments...hope you all have a wonderful Holiday!
    :-)

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  14. Dear Carrie,
    I needed to read this poem - just at this moment in time. Thank you.

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  15. Thank you Ollie, i appreciate the compliment. :-)

    Ninotaziz i hope all goes well for you....you have been in my thoughts much lately...:-)

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  16. There's something else that flowers grow in, but I'm glad you didn't include it. Nice One Shot!

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  17. beautiful poem and message! thank you for sharing :)

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  18. carrie... you always stun me with your insights. you teach me more about God's heart. thank you, friend.

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  19. The lead-up verses are solid, good - no disrespect to them, nor you - but the excellent end-stanza, by itself, "nailed" the message: it doesn't need the lead-up stanzas. . . or: another idea. . . write a haiku/tanka/however-shortened alternate version of the end-stanza.

    I, of course, write this as someone who like this/your work. (If I didn't, I wouldn't waste my time commenting on it, and most certainly not offering a constructive criticism of it.)

    i.e. - Hopefully you'll take this critique in the spirit it's offered: as someone who'd love to see this poem - and by extension, you - fly. :)

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  20. so true...wise words..and esp. learning to fall touched my heart and spoke to me..thanks carrie

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  21. Wise words throughout the piece. Reads like great advice. The "necessity of lifes scars" often shows us who we are. Nice poem!

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  22. "we cannot learn the growing skill
    until we learn to fall"

    Oh, but it hurts. But if it's good and necessary for growth, all will be well. Thank you for this beautiful poetry tonight.

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  23. Beautiful - bittersweet words. Pain and joy, sorrow and happiness, sun and rain.
    Andie

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  24. "...for flowers do grow in the rain" -- great finishing line, Carrie! As Chaplin once said, "I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying." But your poem reads more optimistic than that, for sure. :)

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  25. Heh, Carrie, congratulations on being featured on Poets United!! I commented there, but will comment here as well. Wonderful interview. Your poetry 'rocks.'

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  26. Perfectly true.Better be hurt because you loved,than to not have loved at all.

    Always a rainbow after each rain.Beautiful one shot.Touches the heart.

    Your blog is truly beautiful,too.

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  27. It's a journey isn't it? With all the hills and valleys and crags ain the rock and vast views but only two steps at a time to take it all in.
    And you capture it so perfectly.

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  28. I love seeing flowers along beaten paths--such evidence of God's grace in sprinkling beauty among such lonely, unlikely places. Loved that you used that image in your poem.

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  29. I love this line:
    "at times only a heartache's blow
    can make us feel true love."

    Words of wisdom.

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  30. it takes hitting a valley low to make us finally look up...i like that. and it is true for many of us. that was beautiful...

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  31. You ask why there is so much sorrow
    why does life give us so much pain?...
    but too much sunshine provides no rainbow,
    for flowers do grow in the rain.


    Ohhh, I've asked the same . . . and yes, later we learn to count the blessings that are so much more fragrant than we realized. Thank you for sharing such a tender heart here.

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  32. love your message,
    you showed it effectively in your words and image,
    awesome imperfect prose.

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  33. Dear Carrie

    A great thought on life.. and love.. I enjoyed it. I like your style.. I loved your words...
    'but how much more can we loose
    with just one more broken heart?'
    I relate to them very much...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
    Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

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  34. I have been away from a computer for a few days so have gotten behind on responding and reading blogs....thank you so much everyone for your sweet comments and observations....it is always a delight to read. Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. :-)

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  35. They say it is always raining somewhere in the world. Perhaps flowers are the reason why.

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  36. Carrie.. i so love this. thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Hope you had a beautiful thanksgiving.

    Hugs,
    Ruth

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  37. Beautiful ending...flowers do grow in the rain. May each of our lives have just enough rain, but never too much.

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  38. Such lovely ways to look at rain Shay, and Stevie and thank you Ruth to for your wonderful encouraging words you all are a blessing in my life....hope you all had a great weekend! :-)

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  39. That's beautiful, and so true, Carrie! Thank you for sharing it.

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  40. i like this :) greetings from Barcelona.

    www.kamjey.com

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