Raindrops Of Reason


Raindrops make landfall
clearing the air
Sirens approaching
destination, somewhere
Silence, a treasure
Consumed by the storm
As beauty, I behold,
Beyond the safety of walls
Calamities unfold
To awaken us all...



As sure and as certain
As sun's rising tomorrow,
I see, in this moment
The weakness in sorrow
But the grief surely falls
Steady, still upon us
And I watch as the rain
Turns our city to dust...



How long it has been
Since darkness laid waste
To high hopes, which we dreamed
Would enlighten this place
And raindrops would cleanse us
As they gently erased
The filth we've created
And the futures we face...



If the trees all around
Could commune with the air
Bestowing it secrets
I doubt we would dare
To eavesdrop on the gossip
They would whisper of us
For our atrocities surely
Speak so poorly of us...



The sound of the raindrops
Is so welcome to me
For the heat of the sun
Is exhausting indeed
And every now and again
The calm within the eye
Directs my own gaze
To look, in awe, at the sky





© copyright Ben D.A 2011

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

It's like a mesmerizing song, so smooth and clear, passionate and deep, touching and inspirational... wow!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thanks again lendy :]


lendy 5 years ago

I really enjoyed this piece . You r gifted Ben! Thank you for sharing Ur work rember me when Ur an author. Lendy


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thanks qudsia, I shared that verse on facebook yesterday :]


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

As sure and as certain

As sun's rising tomorrow,

I see, in this moment

The weakness in sorrow

But the grief surely falls

Steady, still upon us

And I watch as the rain

Turns our city to dust...

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A powerful blend of words!!


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Petra Vlah 5 years ago from Los Angeles

If the raindrops could only wash away the suffering and misery... Great poem, love it and will read more soon


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

This is definitely one of your best, Ben...excellent work! WB


MOlmstead 5 years ago

Great job! Love the title as well, perfect.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

let the rain wash all the filth away. great poem.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Dear Benny,

BTW, you are not a "dying flower." No way! This piece is awesome. I'd have to rate it as one of my 5 favorites from you! Maybe top 2 :) Really good!

Sometimes flowers must go dormant only to come back even more brilliant. You have a gift. And whether you have a lot of time or very little to write, and whether your followers change or don't have time for commenting, your GIFT still remains. Do not underestimate yourself ever. Take care Benny,

Sharyn


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Uriel 5 years ago from Lebanon

"Dying flower?" heheh anyway even if we fade our deeds still remain, and Ben i think you left a great impression here so don't worry about it :D:D

Concerning the poem, after a ride to crazyville, and a touristic trip to crisis zone i think this is the best thing that every happened to me today. I really love how you created the poem [created and not wrote because the poem somehow comes to life :D:D] Still i love the images portrayed and how the words just simply go along with hte message and the tone. Amazing as usual :D:D ~Glad to have you back on hubpages [me on the other side i have to go back to my finance book and those numbers ]

Have a great day and enjoy :)


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IamMaster 5 years ago from USA

That was a bit different, but still amazing! And yes, unfortunately our filth and corruption and mistakes have already taken their toll on this world. Beautiful poem, inspiring quite a bit of reflection and thought from me as a reader. Great hub, I loved it!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

angel88 - thank you for the read/comment it is nice to see you enjoyed it


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angel88 5 years ago

This was amazing, I enjoyed reading this, but this one was a tough but good one :P:

And I watch as the rain

Turns our city to dust...


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thanks again melody :D


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Melody L Williams 5 years ago

Thinking about the sound of raindrops is very calming to me. Thanks. : ) This is a beautiful work.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Thanks again Johnny

Acer - haha I have seen trees grin many a time


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

The trees would undoubtedly grin impatently knowing their existence extending beyond man.;)


JadedLove 5 years ago

Its harder for me because i dont get the emails. i share a page with Brella and we are working together to rise. Your words are wonderfully portrayed.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Well thank you very much. A few people still check my stuff out, but since I haven't had time to actively participate on Hubpages, it seems I'm a dying flower. ;]

You shall be a rising star.


JadedLove 5 years ago

More than beautiful Ben. And I am sure more people care than it seems. I love the picture seen in your words. I too find inspiration in the sky. So much passion and pain left to call love. Very heart felt and lovely.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Glad a few people still care :]


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

I love your honesty in all things, Ben. So glad that you are still with us.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Ian I consider this my masterpiece as far as rhyming poems go. It was kind of a combination of my free verse and rhyming poems. Thank you, very much Sir :]


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

I think that rhyming stanzas suit you every bit as much as blank verse, Somehow more constrained, but more powerful... Does that make sense? Well, it does to me.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Thanks mucho, Randy :] I really liked this one much more than I usually do. A little vodka and some rain really inspired me ;]

Good ol' Gaia, she's my dawg


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

We think ourselves lords over the animals and stewards of the land. It is a piss poor job we do of it. But Gaia cleanses and heals herself and we should take a lesson from her. The third stanza was beyond wonderful. I even liked the music... whatta you know.

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