Ann Weems

I'd Write For You a Rainbow

If I could, I'd write for you a rainbow

And splash it with all the colors of God

And hang it in the window of your being

So that each new God's morning

Your eyes would open first

to Hope and Promise.

If I could, I'd wipe away your tears

And hold you close forever in shalom.

But God never promised

I could write a rainbow,

Never promised I could suffer for you,

Only promised I could love you.

That I do.


Reaching for Rainbows (1980)