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The poem below is an original written for me by Romeo48728 whom I co-publish another online magazine with.......You are welcome to share it but please leave his name attached.


IN THE FORM OF A RAINBOW

~~ BY ROMEO48728 ~~

Into every life must fall rain, it is said
and after the storm
a soul besieged
struggles to cope

A spirit once dampened,
rejuvenates in the emerging light
like reflections of the hope
inherent in the form of a Rainbow

The spectrum breathtakingly displayed
flowing colors coalescing in shimmering radiance
reminding us of dreams
rekindling the vision and faith

Portent of life
prism of possibilities
symbol of renewel
all to be found in the form
of a Rainbow


















STORY OF THE COLORS

Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel; all claimed that they were the best, the most important, the most useful, the favorite.

GREEN said, "Clearly I am the most important. I am the sign of life and of hope. I was chosen for grass, trees, leaves... without me, all animals would die. Look over the countryside and you will see that I am in the majority."

BLUE interrupted. "You only think about the earth, but consider the sky and the sea. It is the water that is the basis of life and drawn up by the clouds from the deep sea. The sky gives space and peace and serenity. Without my peace, you would all be nothing."

YELLOW chuckled, "You are all so serious. I bring laughter, gaiety, and warmth into the world. The sun is yellow, the moon is yellow, the stars are yellow. Every time you look at a sunflower, the whole world starts to smile. Without me there would be no fun."

ORANGE started next to blow her trumpet. "I am the color of health and strength. I may be scarce, but I am precious... for I serve the needs of human life. I carry the most important vitamins. Think of carrots, pumpkins, oranges, mangoes, and pawpaws. I don't hang around all the time, but when I fill the sky at sunrise or sunset, my beauty is so striking that no one gives another thought to any of you!"

RED could stand it no longer. He shouted out, "I am the ruler of all of you - I am blood - life's blood! I am the color of danger and of bravery. I am willing to fight for a cause. I bring fire into the blood. Without me, the earth would be as empty as the moon. I am the color of passion and of love, the red rose, the poinsettia and the poppy."

PURPLE rose up to his full height. He was very tall and spoke with great pomp. "I am the color of royalty and power. Kings, chiefs, and bishops have always chosen me for I am the sign of authority and wisdom. People do not question me - they listen and obey."

Finally, INDIGO spoke, much more quietly than all the others, but with just as much determination: "Think of me. I am the color of silence. You hardly notice me, but without me you all become superficial. I represent thought and reflection, twilight and deep water. You need me for balance and contrast, for prayer and inner peace."

And so the colors went on boasting, each convinced of his or her own superiority. Their quarreling became louder and louder. Suddenly there was a startling flash of bright lightening - thunder rolled and boomed. Rain started to pour down relentlessly The colors crouched down in fear, drawing close to one another for comfort.

In the midst of the clamor, rain began to speak: "You foolish colors, fighting amongst yourselves, each trying to dominate the rest. Don't you know that you were each made for a special purpose, unique and different? Join hands with one another and come to me."

Doing as they were told, the colors united and joined hands.

The rain continued: "From now on, when it rains, each of you will stretch across the sky in a great bow of color as a reminder that you can all live in peace. The rainbow is a sign of hope for tomorrow."

And so, whenever a good rain washes the world, and a rainbow appears in the sky, let us remember to appreciate one another.

~~ Based on a Native American legend ~~











LIFE, FRIEND, RAINBOW

Life being so busy, and fast as it is ........
doesn't leave much incentive ~
to find time to give.


A kind word of sharing good wishes so true.....
is the reason I take time ~
to write this to you.


Sometimes life's hardships get the best of us all....
leaving us to feel helpless ~
angry and small.


We all have been given some burdens to bare.....
to find a soul without troubles ~
is really quite rare....


Its good to know that we have friends when we fall....
to help us rise above the pain ~
and make us feel tall.


If ever you feel the need to laugh, cry , or share......
its not hard to find friends ~
that do truly care.


I must say it takes faith in which to live.......
in this fast world and the hardships ~
that it has to give.


Remember to find beauty in the things that you see....
like the breathe of a soft wind ~
on the limbs of a tree.


The sun that peeks through your window today.....
is the same sun that may bring ~
a rainbow your way.

Here's to the person way deep down inside.....
to the heart and the soul ~ our bodies can hide.













SHERI





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