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Listen to the rain

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Paul Hoekman
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0 posted 01-01-2000 10:27 AM       View Profile for Paul Hoekman   Email Paul Hoekman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Paul Hoekman's Home Page   View IP for Paul Hoekman

Listen to the rain
it never rains the same
it can shower or pour
that's what umbrellas are for.

It's natures wonder
just like lightning and thunder
the way clouds form
when it's humid and warm
how I love a summer storm.

Listen to the rain
it never rains the same
first it's soft like sweat
and then your soaking wet,
it fills your overalls
the harder it falls
until your legs are heavy
then the rain seems steady.

Listen to the rain
it never rains the same
not that I'm accident prone
just hit my funny bone,
jammed my finger
then stubbed my toe
there's really nothing so funny
about that funny bone,
had a pimple and now a canker sore,
I guess it's true what they say
when it rains it pours.

Listen to the rain
it never rains the same
we meet lovers and friends
make our hearts twist and bend,
like the tides of the ocean
filled with waves of emotion,
any cloud in the sky
could be a friend passing by,
and we all have problems
so don't refrain,
every cloud in the sky
must some day rain.

So listen to the rain, listen to the rain
all the rain I know only helps to grow.




[This message has been edited by Paul Hoekman (edited 01-01-2000).]
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Denise
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1 posted 01-01-2000 11:59 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

There is a silver lining in those clouds isn't there? And a reason and a purpose for everything under heaven! Well done, Paul, great message in this!

 Denise

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2 posted 01-01-2000 01:04 PM       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

There's a good message behind the words to this one Paul.
Corinne
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3 posted 01-01-2000 01:16 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

So much comfort in this poem, thank you!

Corinne
John Foulstone
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4 posted 01-01-2000 01:24 PM       View Profile for John Foulstone   Email John Foulstone   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for John Foulstone

Neat. Good effort on metre and rhyme.
Without wanting to pick at it, don't
you mean "canker sore"?
Echo Rhayne
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5 posted 01-01-2000 02:17 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

ahhhhhh I LOVE THE RAIN....and after 9 months of a dry spell we finaly got about 10 minutes of rain yesterday LoL  was bad enough to cause over 400 accidents in one county alone, but I LOVE the rain =o)  I love playing, listening, and of course singing in the rain =o)


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6 posted 01-01-2000 05:46 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

RAIN! What is that? Huh? Do you know we haven't had rain here since September 12! When it does fall, I'm not sure I'll recognize it!  

(If we did have rain, I'd like your poem..ok so I like it anyway!  )
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7 posted 01-01-2000 07:31 PM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

Wonderful poem Paul, I love rain and storms I love to lay and listen to the rain its so peaceful, great message in your words  

Julie
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8 posted 01-01-2000 07:39 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I enjoyed reading this poem Paul.  I was on the freeway when that cloud burst that Echo was talking about happened.  It hasn't rained here for so long, it was welcome, but also frightening.
Paul Hoekman
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9 posted 01-03-2000 02:39 PM       View Profile for Paul Hoekman   Email Paul Hoekman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Paul Hoekman's Home Page   View IP for Paul Hoekman

Hey John, I guess I'm rarely sore,
but always soar!
          Thanks for the help,
                Paul
        P.S. I'm not soar about the edit!
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10 posted 01-03-2000 02:49 PM       View Profile for Bojopy   Email Bojopy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bojopy

I am so glad I joined this group of people to see such uplifting and insightful poetry.
Thank you for the oppurtunity to read this....bojopy


 
Tamera
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11 posted 01-03-2000 05:37 PM       View Profile for Tamera   Email Tamera   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tamera

Wonderful message Paul! And I too love a summer storm..
Tamera
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Paul, I enjoyed this...the rain has always been a source of wonder, mystery, inspiration and renewal for me. Matter of fact, it's raining here tonight ~ thunderbooms, flashes of lightning, wind racing around...it gives the night an intriguing edge of vicissitude. Thanks for sharing this one tonight.

Dear LadyClaire
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Paul, great poem.  Take the snow and give me the rain, any day!  
Paul Hoekman
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So many kind words  
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I know I've read this one...I think I'd better get out of the habit of reading while in a hurry, then coming back to reply!  I LOVE the rain, so this one speaks to me deeply Paul, keep em coming in your earth tones!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Nan
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16 posted 01-14-2000 07:51 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Listen to the rhythm of the fallin' rain....
vandana
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17 posted 01-14-2000 02:35 PM       View Profile for vandana   Email vandana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vandana

Paul,I liked your poem very much.Keep it up.
spiked
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18 posted 01-14-2000 02:53 PM       View Profile for spiked   Email spiked   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for spiked

very nice. Sends me back to the patio during a rainstorm in my memories and listening to the sounds of the rain and feel of the air.
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19 posted 01-14-2000 05:02 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Paul: It is very beautiful, feels so soft and I love to stand in it and get absolutely soaking wet...but then I am weird..*g*

HUGS

PDV: No rain since Sept?...Wow!

HUSG
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20 posted 01-14-2000 05:57 PM       View Profile for Rus Bowden   Email Rus Bowden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rus Bowden

Hi Paul,

Love your message and this part:

not that I'm accident prone
just hit my funny bone,
jammed my finger
then stubbed my toe
there's really nothing so funny
about that funny bone,
had a pimple and now a canker sore,


Rus
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Love the message, love the poem Paul, I remember the occasional hot summer day in Toronto when it would rain. I was a teen and I loved to walk out in it and get soaked, it was so relaxing. Thats when I wrote my only
haiku.

(Rain)
Falling through night air
splashing softly on dark ground
quiet sounds of rain.
passing shadows
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I do love a good rain
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23 posted 01-24-2006 11:40 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Sure you are not from Vancouver this is the type of rain we get, and it is different every single time!  I really enjoyed this and here's a wee bump 'cause I can.
 
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