‘There is only one rainbow’
Father said to daughter.
‘How could that be, Daddy?
She wisely asked in return.’
‘Because God gave it to me
For safe-keeping. In my pocket
It stays for the lost soul I meet
On the horizon in need of it.’
‘This cannot be,’ she said.
‘But why?’ Father asked, foolish.
‘Because God gave this one to me
To keep safe in my pocket for you.’
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Then, come on over and visit me at Fullbeard Lit for the original post and other poetry, reflections, and analysis: http://fullbeardlit.org/2020/01/17/one-rainbow-a-throwback-friday-poem-by-s-francis/
S Francis began writing poetry as a teenager in New Hampshire and kept at it throughout a 27 year career in the Navy. During that time he found homes for poems in Scholastic, Powhatan Review, Skipping Stones, Portfolio, and the Virginia Pilot as well as having a collaborative poem shared in Christine Ray’s brilliant Myths of Girlhood. For a year he actively blogged as Sailor Poet and co-founded the Go Dog Go Cafe. Following his retirement from active duty, he has begin pursuing a writing career in earnest, has resumed blogging at fullbeardlit.org and is now the managing editor at the Go Dog Go Cafe.