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A Cleansing Rain

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A Cleansing Rain

Tensions end on troubled notes.
Tired and weary she takes to bed.
Cascading rain endlessly,
A steady drum, it drips it's beat,
Cleanses and lulls her to sleep.

Awakened from a deep slumber
By a tempestuous noise of thunder.
The sky lit up with white-blue light.
Witnessed through her open window,
A wicked electric display to amaze.
Raw beauty streaking the night sky.

Dream and reality intersects.
Lightening brilliant as a sword.
She knows that secrets dwell beneath.
Tears cry harder upon the earth.

After the downpour and rain passes on,
A breathable cleansing of sorts.
All is awash, the earth rich and fertile.
She now smells hope.


Connie Gildersleeve
My Previous Poem Title of 5 Minute Challenge, 'Too Short Of A Time'
For Russell Sieve's contest, 'Complete Your Poem'

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  1. Date: 7/9/2013 2:23:00 PM
    A soupmail to you.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 7/9/2013 4:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. You're a dear. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 7:55:00 PM
    congratulations Connie on your big win xxx

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/21/2013 4:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mystic thank you for the congrats. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 1:46:00 PM
    You nailed it, Connie. Congrats on this big win!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/19/2013 2:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 1:28:00 PM
    This is beautiful, Connie. There is no way to tell the first of this poem was ever under a time limitation.....it is wonderfully written!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/19/2013 2:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Carrie for you're congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. I revised most of it.
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 1:08:00 PM
    Connie,CONGRATULATIONS in Russell's contest.... Luv~ SKAT

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/19/2013 2:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Skat thank your for the congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 7:48:00 AM
    Lovely writing Connie. Glad he gave us time to finish. Love, Joyce

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/19/2013 2:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Joyce for the congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 5:28:00 AM
    congrats on a great win Connie

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/19/2013 2:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Joseph thank you for the congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 1:53:00 AM
    Congrats, Connie! I can see why this beautiful piece did so well! It is captivating. I love how you brought nature in to portray the cleansing of the soul after a storm. WOW! :)

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 6/19/2013 3:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Eileen thank your for your delightful congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/26/2013 6:17:00 PM
    very nice write Connie.....I like the hopeful message in the end.... thank you for your kind words....

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/26/2013 6:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Joseph thank you for stopping in and leaving your comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/25/2013 4:31:00 PM
    my, a most refreshing thought that cleanses the soul and lightens hope... a natural this one... well done!..:) huggs

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/25/2013 6:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Nette thank you for stopping in and leaving a delightful comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/25/2013 12:24:00 AM
    wow, you are on a roll. I think you sure did a great job finishing your poem and I hope you place high with this gem.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/25/2013 6:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea for your lovely comment. It means a lot. Have a great Memorial Day weekend. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 2:56:00 PM
    a lovely completed poem, a winner for sure. congrats on your wins, my friend

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/24/2013 5:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jack thank you for stopping in and leaving a wonderful comment. Have a great weekend. Warm Smiles, Connie