The distant rumble caught my ears,
The streaks of lightning struck my eyes,
The first drop fell heavy….on the tender mango leaf
It rolled down like a pearl,
to disappear in the mud beneath
The weight began to bear down,
to let loose a torrent of tears.
Tears that wash in its wake,
all the stain and the pain…
And leave a new path,
Clean, awaiting a new start..