Tears In The Rain #WEP #WEPFF #Poetry

My entry for the WEP (Write…Edit…Publish) April Challenge:

Instead of a short story, I’m posting a poem.

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TEARS IN THE RAIN

Somewhere

a child is crying

innocence lost

Somewhere

a woman is lamenting

her mate, fighting

Wars

kill, murder

lives, loved ones

torn apart

*

Tears in the rain

Tears in the rain

All they have left

Are tears in the rain

*

Somewhere

a mother is weeping

her child, dying

Somewhere

a teen’s call for help

has gone unanswered

Disease

of body, mind

lives, loved ones

torn apart

*

Tears in the rain

Tears in the rain

All they have left

Are tears in the rain

*

Somewhere

a town is carried away

by water, by wind

Somewhere

the land, a mountain is burning

no relief in sight

Nature

friend or foe

lives, loved ones

torn apart

*

Tears in the rain

Tears in the rain

All they have left

Are tears in the rain

*

When will the clouds break?

When will this deluge end?

*

As flowers bloom

after a season of cold death

life, too, begins anew

nourished by

tears in the rain

transforming, replenishing

the damaged, the ruined

*

Resiliency of the human spirit

enduring

thru the darkest of storms

*

Tears in the rain

Tears in the rain

Let them fall

These tears in the rain

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Word Count 200: NCCO

Tag: Life is like tears in the rain

34 comments

  1. Hi Carrie Ann – I loved this … another take on life … we are resilient, we will cope, we will return, life does return … and life does bloom with rain, heavy or otherwise .. congratulations – Hilary

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  2. This heartrending poem brought to mind Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass – I sit and look out. “I SIT and look out upon all the sorrows of the world, and upon all
    oppression and shame,”
    Hard rain just keeps on falling. It’s no respecter of persons.

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  3. Such a timely poem! In some ways it reminds me of an article I just read, about how there are fewer and fewer telephone boxes across England, and how those who need to reach out may not have a chance to do so anymore…

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  4. Hi Carrie Ann – congratulations on your win … it is as everyone has agreed an empathetic poem appropriate for today … it’s heart-breaking what’s going on – well done – Hilary

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