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Both Sides Of My Chin

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jwesley
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Both Sides Of My Chin

Rain.
You know - out there
beyond the window,
lightning and thunder
in the dark of the night,

showing me only my reflection
in the window's pane,
a mirror
of the rivulets dripping
from both sides
of my chin.
Rain.
Damned if it does.
Damned if it doesn't
Somehow it always
seems to win,
and drowns me
no matter how well
I swim - and
always . . . always
drops from both sides
of my chin.
Rain.
Unforgivable,
persistent, every time . . .

I think of you.




wesley james beard, jr.



© Copyright 2017 Wesley James Beard, Jr. - All Rights Reserved
JerryPat2
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1 posted 07-21-2017 06:34 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Kickass poetry, Jimmy. That rain-splattered windowpane. I have been there for sure. There is nothing quite like staring through the raindrops to make one feel like the loneliness person in the whole wide world.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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You're killin' me here Jimmy! I love this! Love the title. ~L
Marchmadness
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3 posted 07-22-2017 09:36 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Beautifully sad, Jimmy.


LeeJ
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4 posted 07-26-2017 06:03 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

heart wrenching, made me sad....
strong write....well done.
felt every word.
jwesley
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5 posted 07-26-2017 09:54 AM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Thank you my friends, for  taking time to read and comment. Seeing you in my small section of the Blue Pages always warms my soul . . .

j.
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I have no idea whether there is another context behind this poem (because of the "I think of you" part), but to me the poem seemed to have a spirit of humor in it. As far as how rain can have a depressing effect. I enjoyed the read.
jwesley
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7 posted 07-26-2017 07:23 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

I love the way everybody has a different view, or perspective of what something says - that's what makes writing fun.

It never was about 'rain', my friend (from my perspective) it was always about the 'tears'

Thanks for popping in and sharing... nice to see you again, too.

j.

[This message has been edited by jwesley (07-26-2017 08:59 PM).]

JamesMichael
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nice...james
Cerulean
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I see that I was in error. Now I understand. It's a sad but well written poem. Thanks for sharing.
2islander2
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may be , this is what rain is made for, to think about someone lost for ever, a sad rain indeed but which fertilize the heart
yann
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Raining tears...Very touching write Jimmy ~ Can relate to this one very well ~ Much enjoyed ~ Alana
 
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