Why are you afraid to run through the rain?
Why do you deny yourself the child like pleasure
Of lifting your face to the thousand cold splashes
Bouncing off your skin to run over it and under your clothes
Why are you afraid to get your clothes wet and shoes dirty?
Run! And laugh! Feel your mood lift as the rain comes down
Splash through the puddle and watch it ripple out and back
Stretch out your arms and be grateful of this simple thing
The intense pleasure of being caught in a summer rainstorm
And feeling alive with life and the spirit of innocent joys