Just ( A reflection)

Dawn143 By Dawn143, 15th Aug 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>Poetry

Ever had one of those moments when you couldn't get song lyrics out of your head

Have You?

have you ever seen the rain,
comin down on a sunny day?

when sunlight alights on a grin
whose tilting lips are dashed with tears
and the pain that twinges
seems to shake at fanciful rainbows
trembling behind dampened charcoal curtains


another application of eyeliner will do

doodles in a notebook become cartoon characters who
share their resemblance to a stick figure with a Cheshire grin

and the pencil that scrapes at the tension with harried strokes
is a chewed on toy that sadly doesn't belong to a dog.

and paintbrushes aren't watercolor accomplices but rather
a weapon to stab at the unknown


..I wanna know...

crooning a love song is a rainstorm after lightning has started
a dry brush fire...

still the flames flare

and rain only dampens the pain...


I've lost my rainbows, and my red ruby slippers,
but Toto is still at my side, and while the tin man has an imitation heart that ticks
my eyes only see a hope that fizzes out

that moment when the birthday candles are cut off from oxygen

my party favors have fallen out of the envelope and I want to leave gifts wrapped because my eyes need sweet nostalgia in a bottle


..someone told me long ago, there's a calm before the storm

peace is a song that plays over and over trying to strike the chord that freeze frames a raindrop into something beautiful, and I'm listening but I'm already caught up in the swirling winds and beating pain..

--I wanna know, will I ever see the rain..


Day, Emotions, Life, Music, Rain, Sadness, Song, Sunny, Thought

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author avatar Dawn143
My real passion is writing poetry, but I also have begun to dabble in writing a children's story and a fictional novel. I also like finding fun facts about animals, I enjoy researching similar areas.

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author avatar snerfu
16th Aug 2015 (#)

Nice poem...and Toto is your cat or dog?

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author avatar Dawn143
19th Aug 2015 (#)

lol I guess it could be either?

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