Idyll of the coming rain

February 27, 2018
By Maark BRONZE, Brampton, Please Select
Maark BRONZE, Brampton, Please Select
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Favorite Quote:
"It's crazy how you can get yourself in a mess sometimes and not even be able to think about it with any sense and yet not be able to think about anything else." - Stanley Kubrick


Dark patches of clouds in the sky
Rain, only now beginning to pour
Friends depart home, saying their goodbye
Leaves take flight, scraping across the concrete floor

I observe all in amazement
I hear the rains resistance
Only little droplets hitting the pavement
Laughter in the distance

The clouds like moving mountains in the sky
The trees beginning to shiver
A rustle in the bushes goes by
Then, even I begin to quiver

But I hesitate to go inside
I feel it coming…
Like the great flood, filled with pride
I face the beast instead of running.

The cold air in my lungs
Standing on the porch
The violent wind comes
The clouds begin to approach

All goes shush
Biblical and divine
People rush
A chill up my spine

The tension heightening
Building up courage
And finally, Thunder. Lightening...
Absolute pourage.

The author's comments:

After seeing the film Paterson, I was inspired to write a poem. I found myself sitting on the bleachers outside a park, and experiencing much of what happens in this poem. I typed what I experienced down on my phone. Then, a year later, I got an assignment from a teacher to write a poem. I chose to pull out my phone and see what I had written a whole year ago. This is what came of it.


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