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Raindrops in Life: A Poem

Updated on December 20, 2014

“I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.” ― Charles Chaplin


Raindrops fall out of the sky
And may sometimes land on you or I
Bringing joy or bringing tears
The more we learn throughout the years.

They fall to the ground far below
With warmth and water where ever they go
To feed the soil and plants alike
Yet some are held back by a dyke.

The barrier may be made of stone
Or it may reside in your heart alone
Keeping out the new fallen rain
When it comes to ease all of our pain.

A drop that goes where no one else can go
Is it joy or pain, only you can know
What enters into your unseen reason
As it falls again with each new season.


A new start for you and seeds
Or something else that fills your needs
To open up the hurt inside
And fill you once again with pride.

What about those lonely tears
That fall for days or months or years
Are the raindrops from the sky above
Or teardrops for that long lost love?

Do your tears come from the rain
Bringing out your hurt and pain
From the love you had but lost
When your two paths no longer crossed.

From deep within there comes a need
That sways as gentle as a reed
One minute happy another sad
Longing for the love you had.

New hope will one day bloom within
That gives you power to fight and win
As daylight chases dark away
The teardrops will be held at bay.

When raindrops fall on newborn seeds
Your heart no longer feels the need
To mourn the love you once lost
Because its done, you paid the cost.

Your heart moves on to love and grow
The hurt still lingers far below
Yet each new day helps you to feel
A growth within that's new and real.

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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      Thanks Lisa. It's funny, like all writers, sometimes the words just appear in my mind and other times I can't drag them out with a bulldozer!!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      What an amazing poem. You have a wonderful flow of words within you. Keep writing them. I enjoy them so much! :)

      Voted up and Beautiful! :) Lisa

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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      Glad you enjoyed kevin. It amazes me that people find my poems good. I see them as fair to middling but it seems I could be wrong ;)

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      kevins blog52 6 years ago from southern Indiana

      I rely enjoyed that poem, you are so good at writing them, thank you.I voted up and beautiful.

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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      Thanks so much vocalcoach. When you're writing you don't realize how much of yourself you put into it! I will continue as my muse inspires ;)

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      How could I vote any other way than UP on this beautiful poem. So touching and so well said. You, dear one, have a beautiful heart filled with passion and truth.

      Thank you for writing this and please continue with your poetry. You write...and I read!

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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      Hope your experience ends well too. Time heals all wounds. Happy that you enjoyed it ytsenoh.

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      Cathy 6 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      This was really nice and almost appropriate for what I'm experiencing. Thank you. I love your line at the end of the stanza that reads, "Because it's done, you've paid the cost." Keep writing. This flowed very nicely.

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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      I still say you write the best comments, making me wonder if I should just keep reading your comments instead of writing ;) Glad I could cheer you across the sea!

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      diogenes 6 years ago from UK and Mexico

      "Cutting through the freezing rain

      That blesses Britains dreary plain

      Comes Tilly's poem, so bright and true

      Painting all in gold that once was blue."



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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      Sky, you always brighten my day with your comments! It is you who bless me. Thank you.

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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Wonderful tillsontitan, I am glad to see them coming back to you so you can continue to bless us with your great work. The truth is there sits only Everything for us to write about , so I know you are surely ready.

      A very easily understandable permission to see your thoughts at that given moment, knowing that there are plenty things at work when we finally made our decision.

      Keep up the great work.