Where the rain falls

by Kulsum Junaid (17)
St Anthony’s Girls Sen. Sec. School, Paharganj, New Delhi

When it rains outside,
I will break all bonds,
And I will break all promises,
All relations.
And I will go,
Where the rain falls.

I will be selfish,
I will deprive the soil,
Of its fair share,
And I will care,
About me.
No efforts of mine,
Will go in vain,
I will end my pain.
And I will go,
Where the rain falls.

I have waited for the rain,
But alas,
The rain will not wait for me.
I will drench myself,
And I will feel each drop,
In my heart.
Because the rain is my healer,
My doctor.
And I will go on,
Till there is no pain left
And the rain has healed,
Each cleft
Of my heart.
And I will go,
Where the rain falls.

Published in the September 2016 issue of The Teenager Today.