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Relentless Rain

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Soleil
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0 posted 09-26-1999 09:03 PM       View Profile for Soleil   Email Soleil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Soleil

The rats scurry for cover
Making home where those have none.
The mud puddles around
Blankets in the grass.
Their owners, stoned to the max
Are in their own rainbow.
Those on patrol for vacant garages
Return for oatmeal and coffee.
SSI checks mean sandwiches
But that is three days off.
There is a violent tribal order
And those in charge
Huddle under picnic tables
Planning their next strategy.
When it rains
There is no place to go.
For them, it does not stop raining.
So?
Lithium and prozac are not
The drugs of choice.
And John David died of an overdose
Preferring death’s release to the rain.

© Copyright 1999 Soleil - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 09-26-1999 09:15 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

You have painted a picture that I am afraid is all too real for too many people. Very well done.

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Nan
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2 posted 09-27-1999 07:27 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This work may not be so sunshiny, but it certainly is enlightening...
hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 09-27-1999 08:41 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Very deep
Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 09-27-1999 09:02 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Soleil,
Agree with Nan.
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5 posted 09-27-1999 10:33 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Hard-hitting reality well displayed. Nice work.
johnt300
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6 posted 09-28-1999 09:09 AM       View Profile for johnt300   Email johnt300   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for johnt300

Thanks for this piece. Very unsettling but well written.
Tyson
 
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