Treasure Island

Kaila George

(20 October 1962 / New Zealand)

Can You Smell The Rain…This Is A True Story


A child was premature
Only after 24 weeks her mother gave birth
She was only 12 inches long
When she came into this world

Her mother and father
Were waiting for news
And as always
Doctors filled them with gloom

She will not live for very long
And if she does complications
Will unfold

She will be blind
She will be deaf
She will be retarded
She has not fully developed yet

Tears abashed as she cried in pain
Both parents distraught
At their tiny daughters plight

They said their prayers
They had their faith
The asked the lord
To watch over her

She survived 2 months
She was breathing still
They were fianaly able to hold her
Small tiny body in their arms
But still the Doctors said
She would not live long

And each time her parents
Would cry once more
This can't be true
She's breathing still

They said their prayers
They had their faith
The asked the lord
To watch over her

Two more months
Had passed on by
And still she breathed
And still she was alive

But alas the Doctors did say
She will not survive
Another day

Distraught once again
Her parents were sad
And once again they
Bowed their heads

They said their prayers
They had their faith
The asked the lord
To watch over her

Now five years on
She runs and plays
And does everything
A little girl does

And then one day
While out on a trip
With her loved ones
Her family and friends

She was chatting to mom
About things from the day
Of playing with friends
And her family

When suddenly she paused
And said out loud
Can you smell that?

Her mother concerned
Looked up to the sky
It was just about
To rain outside

She nodded to her
And said with a smile
Why yes little one
I can smell the rain

But shaking her head
She said no not that
Can't you smell that?

Puzzled she smiled
As she shook her head
Why yes my dear child
It's about to rain

Her daughter just smiled
And shook her head
Then patted her shoulders
And said out loud
It smells like him! ! !

Then her mother just wept
As her father smiled
And realized she was
Talking about God

The rain had stopped
The sun came out
She yelled with glee
I want to go play

She hugged her mom
Smiled at her dad
Its ok mom
It was just only God
Then ran off to play

Submitted: Monday, September 24, 2012
Edited: Monday, September 24, 2012

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