In the balcony I have
plants in several ceramic pots,
plants that stay green
and those that flower lots...
check on their well being,
direct the ivy to go up railings
take out dry leaves and weeds...
I would water them and clean up the area
and talk to them happy thoughts
I wonder if they listened...
I have petunias that are
white, lavender, pink and purple
Little red flowers that grow in bunches
and tiny little yellow roses...
I also have onions and jalapenos
and sprouts of pulses planted..
you know, parsley and corriander
and a little ginger too...
But they wouldnt bloom...they wouldnt grow
They would look fine but there was no color
and the ivy wouldn't climb up the string
the petunias would be green but not one flower....
And then it rained.
And then came the rain, oh just too heavy
The days were dull, and evenings so dark..
Windy and cold, all the while cloudy
it wouldn't stop and would pour and pour....
it would ruin your clothes if you stepped out
and made the days and the mood so sour...
And then I looked out, at 10 one morning,
it was still twilight, that suddenly grew bright....
There was now color,
color in the balcony
there are petunias of all colors
the ivy is long and up the railing
the yellow roses so many
have covered the little rose pot
and the red bunches of stars
look like they are smiling...
Also the onions have broken
and new green leaves have sprouted
the spices look good
and there is a jalapeño plant bush...
The rain doesn't seem so bad now
when I sit amidst the colors
and think about how there is a rainbow
after all of the heart's worries