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I Love a Rainy Day

Updated on July 1, 2017
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Shannon is a passionate individual whose feelings and thoughts sometimes spill onto the pages in the form of poetry.


A Little Background

It’s been raining here all morning long, but days like this do not depress me. I actually think they are relaxing. It’s lovely weather when it becomes a good excuse to stay in bed, letting the rhythm of the rain on the roof lull me back to sleep. Hell, I even enjoy a thunderstorm at night. Or maybe in the middle of the afternoon when I can curl up on the sofa and read a good book. It only becomes a problem when I have to drive in torrential downpours or stay alert enough to focus on a job. That weary, sleepy feeling is not something the boss tends to appreciate. And after being caught in a flash flood one time and feeling pretty sure a tornado I couldn’t see (couldn’t even see the road in front of the windshield) was about to drop down right on top of my vehicle another time, I can safely say that I prefer not to be out and about when it is raining hard.

All that said, for some reason, the rain often makes me think of Amy Grant’s song “I Love a Lonely Day.” Rainy days aren’t necessarily lonely days, but I do associate them with solitude. So maybe that is why that song comes to mind when the gray clouds roll in. It’s like a long talk with a good friend or a much-needed release of emotion through tears and solitude. So this morning I woke up feeling compelled to write something to express my thoughts about rain...and also remembering that the windows are partially down on my truck. Oops! Good thing the flooring is not carpet, but it’s not the first time that old thing has been wet. It got partially submerged in a flash flood, so I guess it will survive a little rain.

Rainy Day

Outside the rain quickly falls

Sometimes a quiet pitter patter

And sometimes in sheets and walls

With a flash of light and a noisy clatter

Inside there is a stillness made whole

That lends itself so easily to solitude

LIke a radar straight to the soul

That finds the needed strength and fortitude

It is a welcome sound

A refreshing change of pace

What was lost can now be found

Until I am once again in a state of grace


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      Shannon 6 weeks ago from Texas

      That's funny, Shyron. Did you get the rain and thunder that went through last night? I wanted to sleep, but the lightning was too bright. LOL.

      Never had a pet that liked the rain. Had cats let us know when it was coming, though, because they were so scared.

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      Shyron E Shenko 6 weeks ago from Texas

      Shannon, I love your poem. I too enjoy the rain and so does my little Chipper, he want to go for his walk when it is raining, lightening and thunder does not scare him either, but darkness he does not like.

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      Shannon 7 weeks ago from Texas

      Aw, Rasma. Not a total washout. You can have a nice and relaxing day all to yourself now! LOL

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 7 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      Lovely poetry just for the enjoyment of my rained out day.

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      Shannon 7 weeks ago from Texas

      Hi Loose. You have excellent timing for a comment to this hub. A thunderstorm has just awakened me from my slumber. I would go back to sleep and totally ignore it since the sounds I actually like, but the storm must be right on top of us. The lightning is terribly blinding even theoughvcloswd eyes and my bed has clear view of the window. But my scared children are more of a distraction. No way to get comfortable with cats and a dog , a husband, a three kids all trying to sleep in your bed too!

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      Shannon 7 weeks ago from Texas

      Thank you, Ponder. Such a clean smell,too! LOL

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      Louise Powles 7 weeks ago from Norfolk, England

      The sound of rain is quite relaxing. Although I don't like rain when I have to go out in it!

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      Ponder 7 weeks ago

      I love the rain as well. And after a downpour the air smells so fresh.

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      Shannon 7 weeks ago from Texas

      Paula, a rainy day is definitely a good excuse to be self-indulgent. Good luck putting in your order. If it works, show me your rain dance. LOL.

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      Shannon 7 weeks ago from Texas

      Thank you so much for your kind words, MizB. I have no doubt that you could write a poem. I think most anyone can. :)

      I know the kind of deluge you are speaking of. When that happens here my neighborhood floods and my yard becomes a swamp. LOL

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      Paula 7 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Good to know that quite a few, actually enjoy the rain. We've had a bit more than our share for the past month, but as the song explains, "Can't Stop the Rain."

      I like a soft, subtle rain or a "misty day," nice for staying in and doing something indulgent....reading, watching a movie, arts & crafts...& oh yeah, NAPPING Zzzzzzzz. I mostly like what rain represents; a refreshing shower, a newness & a wonderful fragrance in the air. Then, it might be sweet for the sun to come out and color us a rainbow! I think I'll put my order in now......Bye!

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      MizBejabbers 7 weeks ago

      I so agree with you, Shannon, and I relate to the problems it can cause, too. Sometimes it rains so hard here that visibility is similar to a snowstorm and we have to pull over and wait for the deluge to pass. I could almost have written this poem, except that you are quite the poet that I'm not. I love living in rain country and I loved your poem.

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      Shannon 7 weeks ago from Texas

      Aww, Dora. I like your answer. Although, I can't say I always feel safe in the middle of rain....when it involves tornado weather, that is. But I do find Mother Nature to be fascinating. And still, your answer fits right in with my poem. :)

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      Shannon 7 weeks ago from Texas

      Hi, Ryan. That's my brother's name. :) I agree that rainy days are also good for writing!

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      Shannon 7 weeks ago from Texas

      Thank you, Bill. Hard to respond to you at the moment because a kitten just decided to park himself on my head...LOL.

      You have been a fantastic encouragement and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that. Thank you for your well wishes regarding our granddaughter as well.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      I share your love for rain. I actually feel safe, certain no evil can find me inside the center of the downpour. The sound is "welcome" as you suggest in your poem.


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      Shannon 7 weeks ago from Texas

      Hi, Manatita. Life is full of rain and sunshine both, so perhaps it is also a pun on life. :)

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      Shannon 7 weeks ago from Texas

      Hi Tamara,

      Overcast days make me hope for rain. LOL. But they can be good for a slight break from the heat.

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      Shannon 7 weeks ago from Texas

      I am glad you can sickest enjoy it from inside Venkatachari. Thanks for the kind comment. :)

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      Ryan Fuller 7 weeks ago from Louisiana, USA

      I am the same way. Although I do like the sunshine, I love rainy days. Something about them puts me in a good mood. One of my favorite thing to do on a raining day is write. I also love watching a movie series too.

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      Bill Holland 7 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      Those of you who love rainy days . . . spend six months here and we'll see how much you love them. LOL That said by a man who has lived most of his life here and loves it.

      You know I love your work, wishes in your court struggles....I'm rooting for you.

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      manatita44 7 weeks ago from london

      Your second and third stanzas express it so well, for me. My Oda a la Lluvia and others here, were written with similar ideas. Rain is so beautiful, calm, soothing, serene and as you say, encourages solitude.

      Could also be a pun on the Hub here. You seem to have had some rainy days. Lol.

      By the way, that line about 'heavy clatter' is so caribbean! At home it pours, not rains. Much Love.

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      Tamara Yancosky 7 weeks ago from No Idea Where

      Beautifully descriptive! I love a rainy day, too, and this poem reminds me of one I wrote about liking rainy days, but not overcast days. Thank you for sharing.

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      Venkatachari M 7 weeks ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very entertaining and refreshing post. I also enjoy the rains when there are no errands outside. Previously, I used to even get wet in rains while commuting and enjoy a lot. But, now I am advised to be protective against infections caused by wetting myself. So, I keep inside and enjoy it.

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      Shannon 7 weeks ago from Texas

      Thank you, Galaxy. :)

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      GalaxyRat 7 weeks ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      Beautiful. I love rain. :)