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Give to Me Not the Gentle Rain

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Haskins
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since 06-26-99
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0 posted 06-27-99 01:13 AM       View Profile for Haskins   Email Haskins   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Haskins's Home Page   View IP for Haskins

Give to Me Not the Gentle Rain

Give to me not the gentle rain
That stirs the ordinary heart

Give to me lightning that pierces the night
Like electric fingers of God;
Give to me thunder that rolls like
Timpani across the skies;
Give to me winds that bite and carve
And cut the rugged stone;
Give to me torrents of frigid rain
That bitterly stings the eyes.

Give to me not the storm as a gift,
But as a solemn warning to live.

-William Haskins

more at http://www.ionstorm.com/public/haskins/inner_sanctum.htm



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Nan
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We've another winner among us..
This one is great, Haskins...
Life is, indeed, meant to be lived to its fullest!!!


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