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Playing in the Rain

March 6, 2013
By candlelightwriter GOLD, Kirksville, Missouri
candlelightwriter GOLD, Kirksville, Missouri
16 articles 0 photos 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Secretly we're all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be"-- J.K. Rowling.


We sat there
As it rained
Lightning arching across the sky
Yet we feared no danger
Feared no evil
We did not-
You and I

We sat there in silence
Nothing to be said
As the rain drummed
Overhead

Your face was drawn
Your lips a thin line
And I know you were thinking
Of all you left behind


Your eyes were glassy, lost in thought
You trembled slightly in the cold
And I wondered…
Would we stay this way, even as we grew old?

So simple, so quiet,
Not restless, loud, or mean
But a part of me began to wonder
Would we ever really feel free?

So long we had sat,
Birds with clipped wings
Longing to move, to grow
To forget painful things

There was nothing to be said
And we did not try to speak
We sat side by side
By that winding, crooked creek

How bright the night looked
Lit up by lightning bolts
And how freely we danced
In the rain like fresh spring colts

Perhaps if we danced fast enough
Or for longer still
We could forget everything
And ignore the night’s chill

So oh how we danced
Twirled and sang
Just you and I
Playing in the rain.



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on Jul. 18 2013 at 2:18 pm
nelehjr DIAMOND, Lingle, Wyoming
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Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

I like this poem because it sounds as if two teenagers ran away from home and got caught in the rain. Instead of crying about it they begin dancing, making the best of a bad situation. I'm not great with poetry so...Yeah, tell me if I got it wrong XD Hahaha!

bree_bree GOLD said...
on Jun. 3 2013 at 12:10 pm
bree_bree GOLD, Auburn, Kentucky
12 articles 0 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
mistakes are made to be learned from.

only too happy to help :) if its no truble could you look at something for me? i just posted it on the forums and i wanted to see if it was publisher ready :) its called a loving blossom.

on Jun. 2 2013 at 10:05 pm
candlelightwriter GOLD, Kirksville, Missouri
16 articles 0 photos 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Secretly we're all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be"-- J.K. Rowling.

Thank you for the comment, it sincerely made my day. :)

bree_bree GOLD said...
on Jun. 2 2013 at 12:48 pm
bree_bree GOLD, Auburn, Kentucky
12 articles 0 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
mistakes are made to be learned from.

Candlelightwrighter you have astounded me :) this deseves a little red check beside it no doubt. :) and thank  you for looking at my peice its the only one one here that i really like.

on Apr. 9 2013 at 6:23 pm
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
27 articles 0 photos 423 comments

Favorite Quote:
The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

This is so, so, so BEAUTIFUL. I mean, oh my god. Why have I not seen this before? I love this poem so much. The ending is so stunning. This poem flows so calm and lovely.. it's like, airy. It's so nice and pretty. I love the emotions and word choices in here. Spectacular job! Let me know when more of your work is up.. AMAZING, I can't wait to read more.

on Mar. 11 2013 at 10:38 pm
candlelightwriter GOLD, Kirksville, Missouri
16 articles 0 photos 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Secretly we're all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be"-- J.K. Rowling.

Haha yes i did. I considered trying to summon the deceased soul od Emily Dickinson to do it for me but decided against it at the last minute ;)

on Mar. 11 2013 at 4:34 pm
TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
15 articles 16 photos 292 comments

Favorite Quote:
First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.

Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.

Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.

New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion — godless.

Dang! did you write this!?