Monthly Archives: December 2013

It Sounded Like Rain

It sounded like rain as I peacefully slept
My senses unhindered and thoughts naught
my eyes focused in the dark
as I regained my spirit and liveliness

It sounded like rain upon my roof
a smile slipped across my lips
The thought of it awakened me
yet the sound caressed my soul back to sleep

It sounded like rain upon my roof
The dawn was unhurriedly approaching
the sun awaited to pursue its course
the birds inspired to expose their chirp

It sounded like rain, it sounded like rain upon my roof

It stirred up and excited me
The familiar sound aroused my curiosity
yet my mind was still asleep

It sounded like rain upon my roof
Puddles on the ground and dew on the leaves
before the sun desiccates the proof
hurry to see the water dripping from the eaves.

It sounded like rain
It sounded like rain upon my roof.
When I awaken, I’ll know for sure
It was clearly rain and I wasn’t aloof.

jamillah

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True Blues and Brilliant Reds

Blue bird, breathtaking by the creek
flutter your wings and swoop your beak
to take that beetle with a quick streak
and pass it on to the youthful meek.

Red bird a delightful song-first to be heard
Nested in the dense, tangles of vines and shrubs
Brilliant red, mesmerizing long tailed songbird
Cardinal calls of black faced, red-orange bills nudge

Red bird, blue bird who looks up to Thee
from northern tills and eastern hills
Fly the frigid winds and bright sunny days
of spring, summer, fall and winter craze

Blue birds of soft warble-beauty azure
gather in social flock-the female allure
Oh, the sweet melodious song of red birds,
a bright summer morn-the first to be heard!

Surrender life’s beauty, true red and blue
before the blasts of a busy day appears.
The red and the blue-the first to adorn
God’s creation and lift the forlorn.

Jamillah