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It Rained In California

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hoot_owl_rn
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It Rained in California

It rained the day I left California,
large, wet drops to mirror
the tears in my eyes.

I packed my bags carefully,
checking out of room #2007,
where we spent three wonderful days
basking in the glow of our love.

You departed the night before,
leaving me to spend a restless night
in a bed we had shared.
My arms suddenly seemed empty
without you too fill them.
You, my sun, gone
leaving me to face the storm alone.

The cab driver, that took me to the airport,
laughed when he saw the fat
drops falling on the windshield.
“That’s one thing we don’t have
to deal with here, “ he said.
His amazement showed
as he watched the showers
cloud his view,
but he didn’t notice the ones
that fell from my eyes in rivers.

They say, “It never rains in California,”
but that day, it poured.



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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)

© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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1 posted 11-19-1999 08:13 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This poem is so sad hoot. The rain that chills your heart sounds like a storm. Just remember about the cloud and the silver lining. It's true.
Seymour Tabin
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2 posted 11-19-1999 08:17 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Hoot,
A lovely poem, enjoyed the read.
WhtDove
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3 posted 11-19-1999 08:25 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Hoot you rip at my heartstrings. This was so sad...(sniff)
RobertB
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4 posted 11-19-1999 08:25 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

dear Lord....this poem hits home.....man

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I can feel this one, Hoot. I hear the swipe, swipe, swipe of the windshield wipers on the window...the sound of the rain hitting the street...the soft sniffle coming from the back seat....may this memory be replaced with joyfulness and love in the future!
hoot_owl_rn
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Robert...I am sorry if this hit too close to home for you.

Seymore...thank you my friend.

Martie...thanks for the comments and inspirational words.

Whtdove...sorry

Poet DeVine...you snuck in on me there....thank you for your wonderful comments
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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)



[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 11-19-1999).]
Tara Simms
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This one is packed with emotion! Great writing, Ruth. I know how you feel.
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8 posted 11-19-1999 08:49 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Hoot: Those last two line say it all my friend....

HUSG

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9 posted 11-19-1999 10:04 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I'm sorry, hoot. You deserve more than rainy days.
hoot_owl_rn
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Tara, RG and Balladeer....thank you all so much
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11 posted 11-20-1999 12:33 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Hoot - Well, they say the sun
doesn't shine there either ...
so hope you find the sunshine
after the rain.


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This is so sad.....Just keep a lookout for that rainbow after the storm....

Great writing, as usual.

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Elizabeth Santos
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I really enjoyed reading this poem. So true to life.
Elizabeth
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14 posted 11-20-1999 03:24 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

My heart goes out to you, Ruth, knowing how much excitement and hope went with you on this trip. You do deserve so much more. Great poem, full of emotion. The greatest ones come from pain, they say. So, in our pain, we are creating works of art to bless others. Sometimes that is the only consolation. Keep your heart open.

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Denise

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Mareg, Systematic and Elizabeth....thank you all so much

Denise...This really happened, it did rain the day I left and the tears came because I was leaving, not knowing when and if we would meet again.
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As if the heavens above felt your sadness. It hurts to be so far away and missing someone so much. Hang in there!

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Denise

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It is so hard to part from a loved one, even if briefly.....you expressed this beautifully with this piece Hoot!

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Dark Angel
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Ruth, This is realy sad honey, I am sorry and I feel for you ((((HUGS))))

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


hoot_owl_rn
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Thanks again denise

Thank you Pepper and Dark Angel

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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)

Andrew Scott
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Lady Hoot: The pain you feel weeps from this offering… you deserve so much more than tears. My best to you.
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