Under The Clouds

Maxine Smith

Beneath the clouds is the home which we grow 

Surrounding us, the dark rain overflows 

Bodies shiver, such unbearable cold 

Lips turn blue, our drenched clothes we are stuck to


Just as you admit defeat, you then see

Clouds shift, the beautiful sunshine will out

Once cold, now filled with warmth and energy 

Dry clothes, eyes unfold, strength builds in your soul 


The darkness will always pass over you 

Learn and thrive, be prepared for the next time 

  • Author: Miss M S Smith (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 3rd, 2018 10:51
  • Comment from author about the poem: The tough times are always a struggle aren’t they?! We do need them though, to learn from and to become stronger for the next time.
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  • Views: 61
  • Users favorite of this poem: Accidental Poet, Laura🌻.


  • Fay Slimm.

    How true these well written words on the need to survive by facing what comes and pass through it to times of more enlightenment. A wonderful read Maxine.

    • Maxine Smith

      Such lovely words Fay, thank you so much, truly pleased you like.

    • Michael Edwards

      As day follows night - great work Maxine

    • Netashi

      Felt like i was reading it on a cold day, the truest thing is we need hard times to evolve keep up the good work max

      • Maxine Smith

        We do indeed. Thanks so much.

      • onepauly

        I believe you are so right.

      • FineB

        Thank you Maxine.

        Poignant, perceptive and superbly vivid.

        Good write.

        Adversity and overcoming it produces great character in a person.

        Keep writing

        • Maxine Smith

          Appreciate the feedback, glad you like it thank you.

        • Christina8

          The rainbow always follows the storm. Wonderful write, Maxine!

        • orchidee

          A fine write Maxine.

          • Maxine Smith

            Appreciate it Orchidee, thank you.

          • stevievize

            Great write max it’s true we learn from our past especially the tough times we go through 😘

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            Thanks for sharing MAXINE ~ Coming form Manchester you know that weatherwise ~ every Cloud has a Silver Lining and Sunshine (and a RAINBOW) after the Storm ~ so it is in LIFE ! In my (35 years) experience too ~ the dark days of Winter always pass to be replaced by the Joy ~ Colour ~ Vitality & Warmth of SPRING ~ AMEN ! Thanks for caring ~ Hugs BRIAN

          • Accidental Poet

            Beautiful write Maxine.

          • Sam Cork

            Another gem from you baby. Keep them coming. I'm really enjoying reading the feedback you are getting. X

            • Maxine Smith

              Thank you ❤️❤️❤️❤️

            • Laura🌻

              Your strength and judiciousness is praiseworthy! You’re a very perceptive young lady! No matter how dark it gets, you always see the light! That is truly a gift! I thoroughly enjoyed the read!

              Hugs 🤗

            • Goldfinch60

              Superb positive write Maxine. Yes the clouds only hide the sun which will always be there for us all.

            • Gabriella

              very good I love your writing style

            • E-Poems

              Love this one Maxine! Lovely write.

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