The day is bright and welcoming,
I don’t know how I can sleep in,
A new day, a new song to sing,
I laugh and watch the sun peep in.
Hurriedly I dress and fold
and look out on the clear new day,
Yesterday now seems so old,
Our earth has never looked so gay.
I rush out now the world to greet
The dewy grass like jewels and pearls,
New trials I’m prepared to meet,
As the clear blue dawn unfurls.
The day is sad and dark and cold,
Though yesterday was fair and bright,
The clouds so dreary, fold on fold,
It makes me feel that all’s not right.
Water pours in sheets of rain
No let up comes, no light of day,
No children playing in the lane,
The earth seems now so old and gray.
New challenges I cannot face,
No strength to meet the world have I,
It seems now a foreboding place,
It seems like I can’t even try.
On days like these remember this:
There’s always blue behind the gray,
And just because you feel amiss
The world won’t always be this way.
Behind the clouds there’s still a sun,
A light behind the dimness lies,
A light that will the shadows stun
The darkness now a light defies.