when innocence reigned

when innocence reigned
the day dawned
sparked with anticipation
adventure waited
just around the corner
when innocence reigned
every smile meant welcome
laughter led to joy
tears disappeared in sunshine
rain washed away despair
when innocence reigned
love promised forever
eternity gentle and sweet
ever after happy sighs
vows unbroken in the storms

The calendar might say springtime but Mother Nature has other ideas. Still, there’s something fresh about the air after the rain has fallen. It just feels clean, don’t you think?