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Every storm runs out of rain

Northern_Soul
Northern_Soul
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Poetry Contest

Write a poem based on the picture quote

I would like you to write a poem based on the picture quote. How do you interpret that thought? Make it a poem.

Rules

•New writes only
•Up to 2 entries per human being
•No limits on length
•No erotica, please
•Audio/video/visual allowed

robert43041
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Rest

It rained cats and dogs.
The dogs died, could not survive the drop
From such a great height.
The cats lived.  
They do have Nine Lives.
It is at its fifth one
That Malcolm started to get worried
Because it hurt falling on the grass
Falling on its paws even from the first floor balcony,
No longer having the flexibility of youth.
So he was careful
But the scent from the trashcan across the street
Was toooooo much.
Hit by a car, yet he survived
A few bruises, nothing more
Which left him with number seven
Not too many more in the bank
But how was he to know the outcome
Of what was in store
As he lay quietly in his favorite and smashed up  cardboard box
Not caring a bit about the very expensive cat tree next to it
Indeed having not a care in the world.
Written by robert43041 (Viking)
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MissPoppet
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Lydia

She left,
the quiet of dark whispering her name;
the peace she had been promised
dancing just out of reach.
 
Weary bones carried her through the desert –
even when she rained an entire life
the ground stayed dry,
cracked into veins and capillaries  
carrying dust and shriveled wind
to her heart and lungs.
 
She hoped she had been enough,
that someone had benefited
from her tears and blistered howls.
 
There was no promise of another storm on the horizon,
but she could feel her.  
Written by MissPoppet
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MadameLavender
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This, Too, Shall Pass

And so, it does--
everything passes
into the realm of "what was",
becoming
another memory.

"time" is a fleeting thing ...

^^They say, it heals all wounds,
this thing, called time....

while the storms empty out their rains

and the storms pass, too.

But what, then , these scars
if it all passes and
it all heals?

(that, which doesn't kill you,
makes you stronger?)

Perhaps its sting and luster
are just lost-- with time...
we forgive
accept
acknowledge
yet remember (clearly).

"time" is a fluid thing...

^^and the more fluid it becomes,
the closer we get
to the place
where we see that it all had a purpose
and God asks us all the same question :

"Yes, but did you learn how to love?"








Written by MadameLavender
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Styxian
Styxian
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monovox128
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Philis PriceDean
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EVERY STORM RUNS OUT OF RAIN
Wait, you will see, every storm runs out of rain
to every pleasure, there always was some pain;
Every day is greeted by its own brand new sun
Each rainbow awaits its moment to be spun.

Into each our lives, a little rain must always fall
Challenge being, how we choose to answer its call;
Stumble if you must, but stand right up again
Wait, you will see, every storm runs out of rain.

Carpe_Noctem
Carpe_Noctem
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Momma zed

 

Every storm runs her course

Broken bones mend in time

Life will pound away
where the light don't shine
just as scars reveal what lie beneath

Even a wise crow sung
"It can't rain all the time"

Some feel it
some just get wet

Take the high road
Take it on the chin
Take it like a man
Written by Carpe_Noctem
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