Dark Clouds

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The clouds turn dark when it’s about to rain 

The soil closes up the seed when it’s about to grow 

The night gets darker when the day is about to break 

A pregnant woman travails when she’s about to bring forth  

Pain before pleasure 

Labor before reward 

Darkness before light 

So why do you despair 

Oh my soul? 

This darkness you see 

Is for a while 

This pain you feel 

Won’t last forever 

Behold! 

Pregnant clouds give birth to rain 

Pregnant women give birth to babies 

Though you travail 

You will surely bring forth 

Though the storm rages 

You will find still waters 

Oh my soul 

Don’t give up! 

Get up! 

Get going! 

For the light is about to break forth 

This darkness is but for a while  

©Mfon Etuk, 2016

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17 thoughts on “Dark Clouds

    Emmanuel Uko said:
    August 22, 2016 at 1:14 AM

    Word !

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    Beaton said:
    August 22, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    Dark clouds lined with silver ^_^
    ~B

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      Dainty M responded:
      August 22, 2016 at 7:05 PM

      Yes! Every cloud has a silver lining, they say 🙂

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    Papberry said:
    August 22, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    Wow!
    I will keep going for I know my calm waters lies ahead!
    Bless you dear for sharing.

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    captain of the flying dutchman said:
    August 22, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    wisdom, word, life, thank you ma.

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    loluwaand said:
    August 22, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    I absolutely love this, we all, at one point or another in life, go through moments of darkness, in times like this a word of encouragement is needed. Thank you for sharing.

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      Dainty M responded:
      August 22, 2016 at 7:08 PM

      Thank God! Oh yes, we sure do. Glad you were encouraged 🙂 Thanks Loluwaand!

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    sbusisomasilela said:
    August 22, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    Pain is temporary and glory is forever. Thank you Dainty

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      Dainty M responded:
      August 23, 2016 at 7:03 PM

      Thank God! And thank you Sbusisomasilela for checking this out! 😀

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    Chanel Bailey said:
    August 23, 2016 at 2:17 AM

    My Lord! So powerful!! I love it! The process of birthing anything brings a form of pain, BUT GOD!

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      Dainty M responded:
      August 23, 2016 at 7:04 PM

      Thank God! 😀 Thank you lovely Chanel. God bless!

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    Courtney said:
    August 24, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    I just got around to reading this! Awesome poem and very inspirational!

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