Pitter patter rain
clattering from the sky
First summer rain pours..
Splashing raindrops kindle joy
What a pretty feast for eyes!
Midst of torrential splutter
The cry of raindrops unheard..
Helplessness goes unnoticed therein.
If, raindrops could hold onto the clouds?
Alas! The forcible burst onto the soil
failed to camouflage the chaos.
My eyes get wet every time
I witness this phenomenon.
The silent teary raindrops
fall on the desert of my heart
lamented by their unseen pain.
In return, they gifted an oasis!
Perhaps, a rare gesture of gratitude!
A smile presumed on my face
A joyful tear I shed in silence
It reflected on the unshed raindrops.
© Maaya Dev