MemberAugust 17, 2020 at 6:46 am
I can see the beautiful rainbow
It’s colors glisten and shine
Irridecent, transparent and sparkly
A beauty so divine
It always makes its appearance
After the stormiest days
For then the sun comes out
Casting its beautiful rays
The storms are our hardships
The sudden forbidding mishaps
Our challenges, our nisyonos
The unexpected current of zaps
The storm is surely needed
We all know its amazing worth
Plants get fed and nourished
Then food they can give forth
When you have a challenge
Know there is good that’s hiding
For every grey cloud
Has a silver lining
Dig out all your courage
You didn’t know you possess
Only after repeated failure
Can one attain success
Train your mind now
So you develop your perception
See the good in all life brings
Leave no room for deception
So when troubles come, and they will
Don’t lose much sleep or heart
Gather your enthusiasm
Don’t allow yourself to fall apart
There is something amazing lurking
Beneath the pain and sorrow
Adversity carries a seed
To plant a greater tomorrow!
MemberAugust 17, 2020 at 11:56 am
What an inspirational piece of poetry, Chaya. I love the comparison of challenges to a storm and how it’s required in order for us to grow. Beautiful!
MemberAugust 17, 2020 at 2:16 pm
MemberAugust 17, 2020 at 3:08 pm
Love the metaphor! Beautiful!
AdministratorAugust 17, 2020 at 3:31 pm
Wow, Chaya! Unbelievable!
MemberAugust 17, 2020 at 4:37 pm
Thank you so much Suri, Happy writer, Meira and Riva for taking the time out to read and respond! It’s a nice feeling to get some feedback 🙂
MemberAugust 17, 2020 at 5:19 pm
Chaya, this is amazing! It’s written in a such a beautiful way and it’s such an important message for all of us!
MemberAugust 17, 2020 at 6:25 pm
Wow!! Absolutely beautiful, Chaya F!
MemberAugust 17, 2020 at 11:17 pm
Chaya, it’s gorgeous. The metaphor is amazing and the rhyme and rhythm are gorgeous.
You seem to take a challenge and use it as an opportunity to encourage others.
You’re an inspiration, friend.
MemberAugust 18, 2020 at 5:28 pm
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Thank you writer123, Passionforwriting and Brocha for your feedback! And thanks Brocha… You were right on mark, my friend! But hmmm… How would you know I just had a challenge:)? Oh! Did I mention my father just passed away?</p>
MemberAugust 18, 2020 at 8:26 pm
Aren’t I intuitive 😉
MemberAugust 18, 2020 at 8:32 pm
MemberAugust 18, 2020 at 11:50 pm
Baruch Dayan Emes. I’m so sorry. But I see how you are processing this difficult time, drawing on chizuk that you were surely raised with and must be a great zechus for your father’s neshama. HaMakom yenachem eschem b’soch she’ar aveilei Tziyon VYerushalayim.
MemberAugust 19, 2020 at 9:05 pm
This outpouring of love and support from this amazing masterpiece community is just so heartwarming! Faigy, thank you! And you are right. The strong emuna is thanks to my parents for raising us with the mantra, that all is for the good. Amein to your bracha and may we never be tested to prove our strength.
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