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December 11, 2010
when the rain runs in criss-cross veins down the window panes
only then
when thunder grabs the house by its shoulders
and shakes it like a scolded child
and the glass rattles in fright
only then
I have truly
saved them for a rainy day
those memories
I don't let them thunder-cloud my mind
don't let them overtake my sunny planes of thought
on normal days
only when the rest of the world reflects them too
my sloshing, muddy
will I let them come
let these rank, stale memories return
I will hide under my blankets
listen to the frantic, tapping fingers
of the storm
clawing its way into the house
the bass drum and symbols clash
a marching band in the angry sky
one would save happy things for a rainy day
to bring some sunlight back in
but for me
I bring around the worse of the monsters in my mind
I bring back the painful memories now
so I don't have to deal with them
when I'm already happy

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S M Wells said...
Jan. 13, 2011 at 8:07 pm
This poem is enough to make a soul ache. Nevermind the heart. I actualy like thunderstorms. They alwase fill me with such a calm. It's like becoming one with natures heart. Still your diferent point of view was beautifly expressed.
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