Beyond

Sometimes I wondered why the dark clouds were there,

Not realizing the sun was shining beyond it, bright and fair,

I hesitated to walk those rocky paths I found unsafe,

Lost and unclaimed, I yearned for a calling, like a waif;

Trusting that peace and happiness laid within my sight,

A brave step I took and then saw my glorious ray of light,

I gave up a dream that I thought was meant to be,

Only to find more meaningful dreams waiting right there for me.