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And then came the rain

Updated on October 5, 2013

Is God waiting behind that cloud?

Will he leap out and say, “Ah ha; I told you so!”

But I’m stubborn;

I won’t play.

I would rather look down at my toes in the sand.

Wait; stay with me a minute.

Let me walk just a little further,


I think I’ll gaze out over the ocean

and watch the sun rise

with my eyes closed.

When it all falls silent behind my lids

I see everything that created me

floating around in living sparks.

Let me journey a little further

and step over that decade.

Now, that’s a chasm just too dark to fall into.

But there;

my mom and dad.

She and he were doing this thing and that thing

and then…a miracle!

I just plunged right out into existence.

and now like sand sculptures they stand

washing away with the tide.

Everybody loses the thing that made them!

I think I’ll walk a little

…and it’s okay to cry now.

because all our footprints are washed away

and time, like a long bath

wrinkles my youth

and the depths of the sea call me

when the rains come.

I guess I’ll walk on

because I think that’s me I see

up ahead in the distance.


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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Good to see you, Kim. Thank you.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Such a great narrative told in an almost hauntingly kind of way. Much enjoyed.

      Happy First Day of Fall,


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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      I appreciate the visit Deb. Your photography reflects an appreciation for beauty, so whenever I see you at my page, I count it an honor!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I loved the personal reflection, and that can really apply to everyone. Look behind, but forge ahead.