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Rain

March 1, 2021
By MAC-HAB GOLD, Wyndmere, North Dakota
MAC-HAB GOLD, Wyndmere, North Dakota
11 articles 2 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." -Christopher Robin


Rain,

Billows ouside

three years

in a purgatory state.

Now the words I've written

hit me hard

like the storm I left brewing.

Many times I tried

to see the storm.

So I could face it like them.

 

But now I can

I don't blank out

when I write my poems.

I now feel each word

as it cuts deep to my soul.

Why did I wait three years?

And now durring nights

when the pills wear off

I cry like the rain.

And with the rain.

 

As if I am the rain

that must leave the cloud

maybe the tears

must be shed

for a rainbow

of clarity

to appear.

Three years left numb.

Now the words sting us both

and not just you.

 

Now I rain on my paper

I hope the storm ends.

Because I've waited three years.

And now all my words sting.


The author's comments:

After losing my brother, I started writing poetry. Whenever I wrote, I would blank out. I wrote this in honor of my brother, James.


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on Feb. 15 at 12:48 pm
poetstears SILVER, Columbus, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Sometimes the prettiest flowers are watered by tears

This is incredible. Keep writing!

on Jan. 17 at 5:11 am
aalaazah1 PLATINUM, Colombo, Other
32 articles 2 photos 153 comments

Favorite Quote:
where words fail music speaks
success is a journey, not a destination

when you feel your best, everybody else can feel it too - ARIANA GRANDE

If you are able to look yourself
in the mirror every day
with the decisions that you make,
that's where power starts - SELENA GOMEZ

Before you judge people judge yourself - ZAYN MALIK

haters will say what they want, but their hate will
never stop you from chasing your dream- JUSTIN BIEBER

If you follow your dreams,
it means you follow your heart.
if you do follow your heart,
I don't think you can go wrong- CELINE DION

this is literally fantastic

on Aug. 8 2021 at 2:00 pm
Cucoolchameleon GOLD, Cincinnati, Ohio
19 articles 2 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There is no greater agony than an untold story within you" - Maya Angelou

I can feel your raw emotion through the words. And I'm glad you found poetry. It truly is healing.

on Mar. 30 2021 at 11:55 am
ivaramos224 GOLD, Austin, Texas
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Wow, this is amazing! This was so well written

on Mar. 18 2021 at 5:44 pm
SarahLulu555 BRONZE, Hailey, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."
-Shakespeare-

"You do not find the happy life. You make it."
-Camilla Eyring Kimball-

"Athena: You wish to be called righteous rather than act right. I say, wrong must not win by technicalities."
-Aeschylus-

"When we reject the single story. When we realize that there is never a single story, we regain a kind of paradise."
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche-

"Everyone's a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid."
- Albert Einstein -

The trope of rain ties the entire poem nicely together, the weight of the storm perfect imagery. I loved, "I now feel each word/as it cuts deep to my soul./Why did I wait three years?" and "Three years left numb./Now the words sting us both/and not just you" and especially the end. As @WillC2021 said, truly compelling.

on Mar. 18 2021 at 9:58 am
Haydenolmsted, Wyndmere Nd, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
If you only work when you feel like it, nothing gets done

just amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

on Mar. 17 2021 at 4:35 pm
WillC2021 ELITE, Winfield, West Virginia
148 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never give up! Put in the hard work and efforts to achieve your ambitions and goals!

Nicely written and deeply compelling!

on Mar. 17 2021 at 3:58 pm
jezaraesmykowski, Wyndmere, North Dakota
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GOOD JOB MCKINNLEE!!

kennavosberg said...
on Mar. 17 2021 at 3:54 pm
kennavosberg, Mantador, North Dakota
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"you can do it" -kenna vosberg

GOOD JOB BRO!

avakrier said...
on Mar. 17 2021 at 2:46 pm
avakrier, Wyndmere, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
No matter what people think of you, aways keeping singing your own song

Good Job Cousin!!!!!!! :)

SaulM1269 said...
on Mar. 17 2021 at 2:46 pm
SaulM1269, Wyndmere, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
"Lets get this bread"

Goated!

mariajerdee said...
on Mar. 17 2021 at 2:41 pm
mariajerdee, Milnor, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
"Intellectual growth should commence at birth and ease only at death" - Albert Einstein

Good job!!

bquamsavage said...
on Mar. 17 2021 at 2:40 pm
bquamsavage, Wyndmere, North Dakota
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"You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated." -Maya Angelou

absolutely amazing cuz

addys-n SILVER said...
on Mar. 17 2021 at 11:54 am
addys-n SILVER, Wyndmere, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
Some women fear the fire, some women become it.. - R.H. Sin

Very heartfelt! Love This!!

LeahSloth14 said...
on Mar. 17 2021 at 11:54 am
LeahSloth14, Wyndmere Nd, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
"The darkest nights produce the brightest stars."
-John Green

This is so good and heartfelt.

Mason_S21 said...
on Mar. 17 2021 at 11:53 am
Mason_S21, Mcleod, North Dakota
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Amazing, great job!

on Mar. 17 2021 at 11:53 am
Rileygetsthem55 BRONZE, Wyndmere, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
"And into the field I go to lose my mind and find my soul"

Good Job