If I Could Catch a Rainbow


If I could catch a rainbow, I would do it, just for you,
And, share with you, its beauty, on the days you're feeling blue.

If I could, I would build a mountain, you could call your very own.
A place to find serenity, a place just to be alone.

If I could, I would take your troubles, and toss them into the sea.
But, all these things, I'm finding, are impossible for me.

I cannot build a mountain, or catch a rainbow fair;
but, let me be, what I know best,
A Friend, who's always there.

I promise to defend you, should the occasion ever rise,
And, I promise to wipe away the tears,
which might stream from your weeping eyes.

Let me be the trusted Friend, the one that you know best.
I will never leave you, on that, you can surely rest.

Sandra Lewis Pringle

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This poem was written for my nephew, who loves rainbows. It was written in a time that he had lost his mother, was feeling down, and I wanted to send him something that would cheer him up.

Sometime later, I entered this poem into a poetry contest with a greeting company. I did not win the contest, but later, this poem was released through the internet, as a Hug Certificate, without my knowledge or permission.

If you happen to see it come your way, without my name, please contact the party sending, and ask that they display proper credit. Many have claimed this poem, but it is mine.

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