Rainbows have been mentioned quite a lot recently and a while ago I mentioned that I wanted to share a poem about a rainbow – but I could not find it.
It was handwritten by a very inspirational man (and author) called Mr Semark.
Recently, the poem appeared without me even looking (as things do).
Although I wondered if it was some sort of sign and I would like to share it with you.
He would have been delighted to know that I had.
Mr Semark was 100 years old when he handed this poem to me, in perfect handwriting and even coloured a border around it with a felt tip pen.
He was full of wisdom and interesting stories, and as for his positivity, it was so admirable, I am sure that is why he lived until he was almost 102 years old.
I have a rainbow all of my own,
In which only cheerful colours are shown
I paint the colours with fondness and care,
Hoping good luck, they will bear
And if my hopes and colours fade,
I paint another rainbow of a brighter shade.
H W Semark
A Moodscope member.