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A Little Rain Must Fall

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Bill Charles
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0 posted 10-15-2000 11:09 AM       View Profile for Bill Charles   Email Bill Charles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Bill Charles

       “A LITTLE RAIN MUST FALL”

The rains they came down, at such a torrid pace,
      it sounded like thunder,
            came from every place…
But was it thunder, and rain from the sky,
      or was it your endless tears,
            running on by?

Perhaps they’re tears of happiness, to make you sing again,
      or ones of sadness,
            and of tormenting pain…
They ran down your face, flowing past your chin,
      looked like the falling rain,
            as it caressed your skin…

And the thunder that I heard, from all around,
      didn’t come from the sky,
            but were your inner most sounds…
They were ones of loneness, and agonizing trials,
      trying to cleanse a soul,
            after traveling many lonely miles…

Your tears and the rain I can see, the thunder I hear,
      all of it touches my heart,
            and I can hardly bear…
I tried to dry them, from inside and out,
      but I couldn’t do it,
            for they won in a rout…

So many tears of anguish, and ones of forlorn,
      will the rain ever stop,
            for one that I adorn?
Or will it continue to flow, all over the place,
      never wanting to stop,
            always coming down your face…

The rain fell endlessly, and finally overflowed,
      from your hurtful eyes,
            which were so sorrowed…
It continued and came, was such a display,
      even when it wanted to become,
            a bright sunny day…

My essence was aware, of all your fears,
      and I tried my best,
            to make them disappear…
But it seemed not to matter, for whatever I did,
      the falling rain became,
            all of your tears…


                                     Bill Charles


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Victoria
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1 posted 10-15-2000 11:17 AM       View Profile for Victoria   Email Victoria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Victoria

A lovely poem Bill..and i loved the form too..flows very nicely

                         ~Victoria~


A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
- Paul Valery (1871-1945)
Kit McCallum
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2 posted 10-15-2000 11:26 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

What powerful comparisons you've drawn Bill ... excellent descriptive verse! Try though we might to ease another's pain, sometimes the wounds run too deep ... though always, we and they, are the better for the heartfelt effort. Beautifully written!  

Best wishes,
/Kit
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3 posted 10-15-2000 11:26 AM       View Profile for vandana   Email vandana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vandana

NICELY WRITTEN!!!!!! Liked it!!!!!!!!
Bill Charles
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4 posted 10-15-2000 02:39 PM       View Profile for Bill Charles   Email Bill Charles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bill Charles

Good afternoon Victoria,
Thank you for coming by, and for your gracious comments about this writing.


Good afternoon Kit,
Thanks for your considerate comments. I'm glad that you enjoyed this writing, and that you had a chance to stop by. Thanks again.

Good afternoon vandana,
Thank you for the kind comments. And thanks for coming by.
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5 posted 10-15-2000 03:40 PM       View Profile for Marsha   Email Marsha   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marsha's Home Page   View IP for Marsha

Bill this is an excellant poem, I really like it, and even in the happiest times there are some tears. Although they may not be for what others think they are for. This is excellantly written, and has a lovely flow, just like the rain.
Take care
                
                       Marsha
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6 posted 10-15-2000 03:40 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Bill~

this was beautiful!! first of your work that i have read. i shall be reading many more. you have evoked some stunning images and emotions in this piece. excellent!

take care.
amy  

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Bill Charles
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Evening Marsha,
Thanks for coming by to read something I have written. And thanks so much for your kind comments, I do appreciate it.


Evening Aimster,
I appreciate your considerate comments about this writing. I'm glad that you stopped by for a read, and thanks for saying you will be back.
Nan
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8 posted 10-15-2000 08:01 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

...and those tears... which fall into every life... somehow manage to define happiness, don't they?... Nice job, Bill - This is a very nice piece...
Chanson
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9 posted 10-15-2000 08:08 PM       View Profile for Chanson   Email Chanson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Chanson

We weather life's emotional storms. Afterall, without them we can not appreciate the sunny skies and warm sun in their aftermath  

Excellent read, Mr. Charles.


...chanson~

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10 posted 10-15-2000 08:10 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci


Hi Bill,
You have penned a great poem...
The ending just tugged at the soul...
   Coco




[This message has been edited by CocoBaci (edited 10-15-2000).]
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11 posted 10-15-2000 09:13 PM       View Profile for Miss Behavin'   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miss Behavin'

So... If there weren't a little rain falling... Then all the rivers would run dry... and we'd have no rainbows - and what would you write about next?..
Bill Charles
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Evening Nan,
Thanks for stopping and for the gracious comments. Always a pleasure to see your words of kindness.


Evening chansondegeste,
Thank you for the understanding of what this writing was about. I glad that you were able to stop by.


Evening CocoBaci,
Nice to see you again, and thanks for the considerate comments.
Bill Charles
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Evening Miss Behavin',
I'm so glad that you came by tonight. Let's see, if there weren't a little rain falling, and all the rivers were dry then perhaps, I could write about the ocean. No, that wouldn't do, because if everything dryed up, then the oceans would be dry. But there would be always one thing around. I think that I would write about a woman with Brown Eyes. How about that, my dear Miss Behavin'?
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14 posted 10-16-2000 07:12 PM       View Profile for Ariana   Email Ariana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ariana

Bill


"My essence was aware, of all your fears,
and I tried my best,
to make them disappear…
But it seemed not to matter, for whatever I did,
the falling rain became,
all of your tears…"

These are beautiful words with so much meaning.  I need a kleenex (sniff, sniff)

            Ariana
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15 posted 10-16-2000 07:36 PM       View Profile for Ain' Miss Behavin'   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ain' Miss Behavin'

..Well.. then.. Whatever would we do with all the lighthouses??..
Bill Charles
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Evening Ariana,
I appreciate you coming by to read this poem that I have written. The verse that you liked, I also do. Very much meaning is in it.
Just a sec, I have a whole box of Kleenex right over there, on the table.


Well hello, Ain' Miss Behavin'. You must be Miss Behavin's alter ego. Now about those lighthouses. I would turn all of them into quaint places to have din-din. Candlelight, a chilled bottle of wine, soft music, and how about a little romance? Or perhaps I'll just write a poem about one particular lighthouse! Don't misbehave too much now, ya hear?
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17 posted 10-17-2000 07:39 AM       View Profile for Justin Kace   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Justin Kace

Justin Kace the seas run dry
Then conjure up a storm
Refill the ocean-tides to high
The lighthouse then shall warn
Of candle light to passers-by
Romantic du-tunes till morn...

Wilfred Yeats
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Bill -
this shows your heart - AND  your talent -
JMHO - but the best of yours I've read and a real 'keeper'.  
Bill Charles
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Good morning Justin Kace, I do like the verse that you left. It continues.........

The seas run high, gone astray Justin Kace,
    storm is rising,
            sky darkens at a quicker pace…
Candles of the lighthouse, flicker a warning,
    to sailors of the night,
            and ships hulls baring…

thanks for coming by,

Bill
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20 posted 10-17-2000 11:43 AM       View Profile for Bill Charles   Email Bill Charles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bill Charles

Good morning Wilfred,

Many thanks for coming by, and nice to see you. Your comments touch me, and to me is an honor, for the kind words that you wrote to me, coming from another poet. Thanks again.

Bill  
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21 posted 03-06-2010 07:12 PM       View Profile for Laverne Pacquire   Email Laverne Pacquire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Laverne Pacquire

introspective write...
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Hi Bill, your poem touched my heart. So wonderful feelings it is! Thanks for sharing.
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nice to know some one cares

My spirit will rise
above the sea~
There will be no drowning
of my soul or me~

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