“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” - Dolly Parton
Poetry Jam this week has as its theme the topic of “hands” with the instruction:
“Let your hands inspire you to write something POSITIVE. Absolutely no violence allowed. Then go out and use your hands to lift others up through comments on their blogs!”
Here is my contribution:
The rain fell all night long,
And gray dawn was wet
Making of the streets, steel mirrors,
And of the gutters, rivulets.
As raindrops fell and fell
I feared you wouldn’t come;
As clock hands crawled
And dark eddies swirled in my mind.
The street deserted, all taking cover,
Even the cars sparse, on the road;
I watch and wait, mindful of the rain
Saturating me to the core.
As raindrops fall and fall
I fear you will not come;
As clock hands stop
And frozen rain covers my heart.
A lone umbrella in the distance,
Approaching, and a familiar footstep
Making me watch alert,
The dawning sun of expectation
Lighting my darkness.
As raindrops vanish in mid-fall,
I clasp you to my breast and we kiss;
Our hands intertwined,
The umbrella now redundant,
As our love shields us from all outside.