There is something about the rain
that eases away our fears.
Cleansing that which is soiled,
Starting new and fresh the old.
Raising my face to the heavens
I close my eyes
letting the cool drops wash over me.
A spring shower bringing new life,
that a world full of hate and fear
may remember what life is truly for.
To be equal in all eyes
as those who put us here
Do not condemn those who are different,
for we are all brought into this world the same way
as we are taken away.
Do I not breathe the same as you do?
Do I not bleed the same as you do?
Why must I walk the same path you do
when my heart tells me it is not my path?
Why should I be forced to see,
what you see as right,
when in my heart
I see it as wrong?
I do not condemn you for your differences,
do not condemn me for mine.
In the end
when life is over
we in this wondrous world
all return to that which we came,
our souls set free to find a new life,
a new beginning,
a new journey,
one that is hopefully
better than the last.
© 2014 Heidi Barnes