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Midnight Rain

January 9, 2011
By Aaroshi GOLD, Fremont, California
Aaroshi GOLD, Fremont, California
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Favorite Quote:
“The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.” –Oscar Wilde

Pitter-patter, pitter-patter
The midnight rain falls relentlessly against her window
She is still wide awake, wearing a blank visage
Pitter-patter, pitter-patter
The rain is falling harder.
Slowly, she rises from the soft sea of white blankets
And walks towards her looming window
It seems as if it might even be glowing.
Instantly, the dreamer pulls her curtains back and gazes up at the shining glass droplets.
“It’s as if they are all having a race,” she thinks. “Which raindrop can beat the rest?”
Suddenly, she has a silly idea, childish even
With a burst of impulse, she throws open the door
And buckets of rain shower over her.
Pitter-patter, pitter-patter
The dreamer steps onto the wet green grass in all her glory
Spreading her arms, dresses in a nightie
She lets each drop of rain touch her heart
It washes her worries away.
She opens her eyes, and feels the drops hug her eyelashes
Gazing up at the deep blanket of blue,
She smiles for the first time in forever.

The author's comments:
I wrote "Midnight Rain" on a very rainy day. I was sitting next to my window, watching the raindrops hit the glass, and they were my inspiration. I wanted to write about a sad, young girl who is contemplating about the wonders of life at midnight. She is supposed to be a dreamer who is free-spirited and carefree at heart. It's possible that she has had her heart broken, or she has stopped believing that dreams can come true, or maybe she has been betrayed. I left the reader to imagine what the reason may be for her mood. However, at the end of the poem, this girl finally smiles. I wanted the falling rain to symbolize letting go of the past, and washing away worries. It could also symbolize tears falling, and relieving your heart of the grief. I think that there are many meanings that someone could take from "Midnight Rain". This is one of my favorite poems that I've written, and I really hope it gets published because it's extremely personal and meaningful to me.

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