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Rain MAG

February 10, 2011
By CassidyMarturana BRONZE, Califon, New Jersey
CassidyMarturana BRONZE, Califon, New Jersey
1 article 4 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't about just waiting out the storm. It's about learning to dance in the rain."


Rain, why do you pound the ground
so loudly?
Are you knocking so that it opens up
and lets you in?
So that you can soak the dried roots of
the plants?
If so, why hit my window angrily?
I'm not going to open it for fear of you.
I am not the reason that you have been trapped in your cloud-cage for so long.
Yet you tap fiercely on the roof.
Your sister, the wind, is pushing you
harder against this earth.
Where have you been?
Have you traveled the world?
Seen the deepest black bottom of
the ocean?
Caressed the smooth scales of a
murky-green crocodile?
Been far below the visible layer of
the earth?
Been lapped up by a majestic, flame-­colored bird that once soared the skies?
Frozen in a glacier older than time itself?
Flown through the sparkling black space
in a comet?
Why have you seen all this and yet still
do not know the reason that you travel
this endless circle?
Does anyone know?
Do not look to me for the answer.
I watch you as you fall and hit the shallow pools on the ground.
You do not know that I observe.
You have seen everything, yet you
know nothing.
This is the reason for your anger.
Rain, this is why you pound the ground
so angrily.
Are you listening to me as I listen to you?



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on Nov. 4 2011 at 2:40 pm
Mandiella DIAMOND, Plaistow, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
Don't waste time. Start procrastinating now.

This is amazing! No wonder it's published in the magazine! All your descriptions are beautiful. I found this very enjoyable to read. It has a nice flow. It made me think about rain differently. I love how you personify the rain.

lynks said...
on Nov. 1 2011 at 6:02 pm
lynks, St.louis Park, Minnesota
0 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
''jealousy causes envy''

awesome i never really thought about the rain like this lol this poem is truthful :) good job

on Nov. 1 2011 at 1:20 pm
ninjanessie GOLD, Piqua, Ohio
11 articles 1 photo 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
The Earth wasn't built for us. We were build for it.

Its really good!

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Nov. 1 2011 at 6:57 am
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

This is good and an easy read. I like it because it all just kind of has a soothing sort of quality...not sure why. Great job!

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