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Gray Rain

August 19, 2013
By writemymusic33 GOLD, Dublin, Ohio
writemymusic33 GOLD, Dublin, Ohio
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Drenches all.
Soaks through clothes, through cracks.
Splashes passerby.
Hammers windows.

The sky is gray, overshadowed by clouds
A lone yellow flower brightens a car window,
Drenched, Soaked, Splashed, Hammered
By the Rain.

A child watches in fascination:
Single bright yellow flower struggling
but surviving..
She smiles and turns to show her brother
Turning back, pointing, her smile fades

The window empty, the flower gone,
Lost to the monsoon pounding on the glass,
And the world dims to gray again.

The author's comments:
I wrote this a few years ago when I was in India during the summer. At the time, the monsoon rains were continuing endlessly and they captured my imagination as so distinct from but similar to the humid heat that usually prevails. I tried to capture the power and endless monotony of the rains. Hope you enjoy!

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