When The Rain Outside Blocks The Sun

Feb 3, 2014

Outside the world is dark and drear

Cold rain steadily trickling downviolet

adding to the challenge of  a Monday.

Although it might be easy to give in to the mood of the weather outside

I realize there is more.

Deep inside is a song

a perpetual  song that sings in all kinds of weather.

A song of hope

that no matter how things might look

there is more than my eyes can see.

There is more to this life

than the day after day existence.

There is a song of life

that lifts my heart when all I can see is rain and pain.

So for this moment as I write fully aware of the pain of living

and the wretchedness of letting go

I am more aware than ever

that life has meaning far beyond what our eyes can see.

“Bloom today,” my little violet seemed to whisper

and so I will.

Yes, with a straighter back and a genuine smile

I will bloom with all that I have.

Will you join me today?

Together we will encourage a world that struggles to believe.


  1. Mary Sayler

    Thank you for this uplifting, poetic word, Sharon. In hopes it will encourage others in our Christian Poets & Writers group on Facebook, I’ll highlight your post on the Christian Poets & Writers blog – https://christianpoetsandwriters.blogspot.com. God bless you and your sweet spirit.

    • SharonBrani

      Thank you, Mary. It thrills me to know that someone is encouraged and uplifted. Like sunshine breaking through the clouds. Thank you for highlighting it on the Christian Poets & Writers blog. I am deeply honored to be on there.


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