Recovering The SelfA Journal of Hope and Healing


Heavenly Rainbow

by Marlene Mesot

God promised with a rainbow in Heaven.
For this poem rainbow colors number seven.
God promised never again to flood
The earth with water, turning everything to mud.

Red represents passion, suffering, the zeal of fire.
Orange, striving, a blending into something higher.
Yellow reflecting of what we could be.
Green giving growth for you and for me.
Blue feels like water, the essence of life.
Purple tells of perseverance as we go through strife.

Indigo indicates instinct to climb,
To seek higher aspirations in time.
He made the rainbow for us to know,
There is hope for us all in Heaven’s glow.

Note: Being legally blind with sight only in one eye, it is difficult to actually see a real rainbow in the sky. It appears to me as a jet stream, a white streak. Once in a while I can barely make out some pastel yellow and pinkish color. The photo used here was taken during a severe thunderstorm during a work commute. I captured, with a cell phone camera, a single and double rainbow that morning. I hope you enjoy this piece. Peace to all.

About the Author

Marlene Mesot writes contemporary Christian mystery, suspense, romance, short stories and poetry. She has also written a one act play which is included as bonus material in her novel The Purging Fire.

Marlene Mesot, an only child, grandchild and niece from Manchester New Hampshire, and deceased husband Albert, have two sons, two grandchildren and English Mastiff dogs. She is legally blind and moderately deaf due to nerve damage at premature birth. She has loved writing since early childhood.

Marlene holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Keene State in Keene, New Hampshire and a Masters in Library and Information Studies from U-NC Greensboro, North Carolina. Visit her website

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