November 1986


The Rain (part II)


standing outside of church


so many things undone

so many bindings gone


waves continue

from the source

regardless that it’s gone

birds still sing

rain still falls

people grow and change


these walls that now

rebound my thoughts

so shortly held our praise

unchanging through it all

only I have grown


The Rain (part I) and The Rain (part II) were both written on

November 7, 1986 at Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church,

Trenton, Ontario, after funeral services for Mr. Sikke Smit,

fellow bass and an uncle of friends.