Outrun the Rain

Jonny By Jonny, 12th Apr 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2in8fa1d/
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A poem that is the structure that will eventually become a short story. The more I developed the syntax it is reminiscent of a song lyric, but I hope you feel it is worth a read and a comment.

Poem

Outrun the rain....

Outrun the rain, keep pace with the pain,
Time's arrow points one way, every day,
But you relive yesterday
When you are killing yourself to live.

Dragging the past with you like unwanted ballast,
And you turn to me in the hope that I can see
That you need to outrun the rain to escape the pain.

But there's only so much I can give if I want to live.
There's only so many times I can lose myself in your rhymes of despair.
There's only so many times I can keep you dry as you try to outrun the rain.

Why should I
Why should I not

Your downpour will clear one day,
And you'll find your way
To outrun the rain,
To release yourself from pain
But I can only help,
Not solve it when you're lonely

There's only so much I can give if I want to live.
There's only so many times I can lose myself in your rhymes of despair.
There's only so many times I can keep you dry as you try to outrun the rain.

Keep pace, don't race
Yourself on this track
To sunshine
Leap on the train that outruns the rain
To a destination without pain

There's only so much I can give if I want to live.
There's only so many times I can lose myself in your rhymes of despair.
There's only so many times I can keep you dry as you try to outrun the rain.

Why should I
Why should I not....

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Jonathan Traynor, Northern Ireland Writers, Northern Irish Writers, Poem

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Leading commentator on Northern Ireland hard rock and heavy metal, professional journalist and full-time PR professional with award-winning in-house team. Author of several short stories

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
12th Apr 2014 (#)

always your choice Jonny...

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author avatar Jonny
14th Apr 2014 (#)

Yes, choices can be made when indecision is conquered

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