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Catching Rainwater

Updated on June 18, 2013
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Sherri runs an online craft store and enjoys gardening and listening to classic rock. One day she hopes to be a writer.

Southern storms stalk southern horizons

The grey clouds creep

Casting dark shadows on steamy earth

And their voices cry "Rain!"

A child of eight hears the echo

The loud thunderous boom

She runs to the screened porch

With plastic cup

Her goal is to catch the rain

Capture large, wet raindrops

Study them with curious blue eyes

And return them to earth.

Looking back it seems such a silly goal

A childish game for a summer afternoon

Yet today when the thunder beckons

I long to run to run outside

With plastic cup in hand

And capture raindrops

Study them with curious blue eyes

And pour them into glistening blades of grass.

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    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Sounds magical catching raindrops.

    • BlossomSB profile image

      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      I know the feeling. I wish it would rain here. My son gave me a water tank for Christmas - and installed it - but so far it's completely empty. Loved your poem.

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      Nancy McClintock 

      5 years ago from Southeast USA

      I like the reflection on childhood memories and a time of innocence.

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