Crying Clouds

Their eyes welled up with tears

Expressing anguish of losing the droplets held near

They were in deep pain

Realizing they would never meet their friends again

Those crying clouds in the sky got me wondering

Should we cry when someone close to us drifts away?

Can’t I stop them? How do I live without them? The clouds thought

Visualizing a future that seemed cold and dark

Moved by the cloud’s anguish and pain

The sun squirmed towards them

With the hope of wiping their tears

And bringing smile back on their face

Awed by the sight of the bright and smiling sun

The clouds realized how blessed they were to find a new friend

Their eyes dazzled with delight

On the arc of the rainbow the clouds and sun danced till twilight

Coz life is a continuous cycle of change

Where people come and go

All we need is a desire for change

And a hope for new

Joy and happiness would then glide into our lives

And brighten up our days with sunshine

Swati Ramnath

*This piece has been selected as the Winning Entry of the Day for the ‘Viewspaper Express Yourself Writing Competition’*