Standing high on a hilltop, surrounded by the chill in the air
Searching feverously for nothing, was a man who was not there
As each person passed him by, he questioned with total despair
Please, have you seen my rainbow, I can't find it anywhere
Each day I have spent looking, it used to follow me everywhere
I can not live without it, please, have you a rainbow to spare?
None could answer his question, most did not even care
Until a small child came by, "I know mister, I know where"
With wonderment in his eyes he could not speak, only stare
How could one so very small know the answer - It is where?
"Rainbows need dreams to live and thrive on life that's shared
They have no time to give to someone who does not care
You have lost your rainbow, because you no longer dare
You keep deep inside of you, all the love you have to share
Go find the dreams you lost and tell the ones you love - you care
And through the tears of joy you will see your rainbow there!"
Depression can be an extremely debilitating disease. Losing our employment or family can rob us of our self worth and hope for a bright future.
Especially as we climb through middle age. Our dreams of conquering the world have long since disappeared and we begin to recognize our own mortality. We begin to ask - is this all there is?
The more we isolate ourselves the deeper we sink until we no longer care if the storm ever passes.
When our friends or family members are suffering we need to help them by sharing our strength, listening and offering encouragement.
By making your circle of influence a safe haven it gives the ego time to heal and generate new dreams.
The man in this poem was quickly losing all hope until, during a friend’s visit, a young child said something that tweaked his interest.
Within days he had a new job and new dreams for a bright future.