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Torrie
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0 posted 04-09-2000 07:28 PM       View Profile for Torrie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Torrie

Rain.
It's like all risks in life.
We're taught to fear it, while in truth it is a beautiful thing.
As children we are told of the dangers of catching cold, or being struck by
lightning,
Yet we are never told of the beauty and relaxation it brings.

What can be better than a cool rain on a hot summer day?
To let the water flow and drench you from head to toe?
To lie in the wet grass and absorb the calmness of the water?

It has a powerful, soothing feeling,
whose closest imitation is a long, hot shower.

It is an awesome thing in it's whole:
The heavens opening up to release a shower of comfort,
the beauty of the lighting illuminating the sky.
the familiar rumble of thunder - God's angels bowling.

Rain is a good thing.
It is not to be kept outside, while we are all cozy inside our houses.
It is meant to commune with us, bring us pleasure, and comfort.
It is a beautiful part of nature, not enough enjoyed.


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WhiteNite
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1 posted 04-09-2000 07:35 PM       View Profile for WhiteNite   Email WhiteNite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhiteNite's Home Page   View IP for WhiteNite

I'd have to agree.  Of course, I like almost all of nature.... I could do without mosquitos and some other annoyances but rain, and storms and even really strong winds always seem to comfort me.

I like it.

 "We always said it would be good to go away, someday,
but if there's nothing there to make things change,
if it's the same to you I'll just hang."
--Matchbox20 (Hang)
WhtDove
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2 posted 04-09-2000 10:43 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I agree. We are not taught things like that, we all run for cover from it. Thanks for the insight to this! I shall never look at it quite the same    Welcome to Passions!!!

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Poet deVine
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3 posted 04-10-2000 12:45 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Welcome to the family. Please check your email for a special welcome. I look forward to reading more from you!
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4 posted 04-10-2000 02:40 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Great work Torrie
I love this poem

Jeffrey
weaubleau
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5 posted 04-10-2000 02:44 AM       View Profile for weaubleau   Email weaubleau   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for weaubleau

no doubt about it!

there's nothing i love more than shooting some hoops in the middle of the night as the rain pours down around me.

i loved this poem.
NamelessOne
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6 posted 04-10-2000 02:50 AM       View Profile for NamelessOne   Email NamelessOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for NamelessOne

i couldn`t agree more...i just wish it would rain, great first post Torrie ,thanks
anonymousfemale
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7 posted 04-10-2000 02:58 AM       View Profile for anonymousfemale   Email anonymousfemale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anonymousfemale

This is a god poem to enter Passions with. Welcome!

I couldn't agree more about it being a beautiful part of nature. I love the rain and how it relaxes me.

You described everything wonderfully.

~AF~

 "Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement."
Christopher Fry

Michael
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8 posted 04-10-2000 03:48 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

You know, ever since I was a child I loved to play in the rain.  It's just seemed to have a calling over me.  Wonder entrance you have made, here.  Welcome to Passions, I hope to see more from you soon.


michael
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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9 posted 04-10-2000 04:30 AM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

True words you speak!  I like the rain too.
dhuron
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10 posted 04-10-2000 05:05 AM       View Profile for dhuron   Email dhuron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit dhuron's Home Page   View IP for dhuron

Oh The beauty of a thunderstorm.

Violent yet calming.
Lightening flickering across the sky

and the wonderous smell of rain.  Truly a great work!

Welcome to Passions, hope you enjoy your stay.




 The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, not the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship."

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

EagleOne
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11 posted 04-10-2000 06:58 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

I just LOVE the rain.   I tried to explain the feeling to a friend of mine but couldn't quiet find the words. Now I'll just send them to see your work, you have said it very well.  Welcome to Passions

 Not all those who wander are lost. ~J.R.R. Tolkien

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Torrie
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12 posted 04-10-2000 12:40 PM       View Profile for Torrie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Torrie

Thank you All So much for your comments.  I was so thrilled when I saw all the great things you had to say.  This is the first piece I've ever shared & the feedback was a really great way to start out.  Thanks again!

-TORRIE-
Ladyhawk
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13 posted 04-10-2000 01:01 PM       View Profile for Ladyhawk   Email Ladyhawk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ladyhawk's Home Page   View IP for Ladyhawk

Beautiful poem!

Ladyhawk
Richter_9
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14 posted 04-10-2000 01:03 PM       View Profile for Richter_9   Email Richter_9   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Richter_9

I like this one a lot.  Rain has always been special to me.

Rich
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15 posted 04-10-2000 01:10 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Torrie~Welcome! I for one, LOVE the rain...it releases a joy from my heart that only the ocean can come close to.Great poem. -SEA
hsystems
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16 posted 04-10-2000 01:14 PM       View Profile for hsystems   Email hsystems   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hsystems's Home Page   View IP for hsystems

Wonderful poem, Torrie!  I like to take walks in the rain...and I love the fresh, clean smell after a rainstorm.  Thanks for sharing, and welcome to the Passions family!


Troy

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Elizabeth Santos
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17 posted 04-10-2000 06:20 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Very true and well expressed. Rain is very calming and soothing as is your verse.
Wonderful!
Liz
Cerenity
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18 posted 04-11-2000 12:24 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Torrie,

This is so wonderful, nature has a way of letting us know she's there and that we can take part in her beauty any time.

Welcome to passions

Cerenity
hoot_owl_rn
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19 posted 04-11-2000 11:14 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

I happen to love the rain  
Welcome to passions  
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