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I Can't Stand The Rain

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I Can't Stand The Rain

We’re all made of water
but mine constantly rains
constantly causes pains
that don’t run away

And the window to the soul
my clear blue eyes
only serve to hide
the tortured, scarred leftovers

Where a decade of hurt
never lets me rest
never lets me stop the infest-
ation going on forever

And the physical body
that shrink wraps my dreams
straining to burst the seams
covers deep red blood

Hides all it could
the only me that’s normal 
it looks so formal
but I’m still under there

And the clothes I wear
rest on scars escaped
from the shrink wrap draped
on my ugly life

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  1. Date: 9/30/2009 5:18:00 AM
    Hey...I really enjoyed this poem... After every raindrops ,comes a bright ray... Here's to better days...

  1. Date: 8/29/2009 3:54:00 AM
    Deeper than the Mariana Trench this onne Gareth, super write>>James

  1. Date: 8/10/2009 12:16:00 PM
    so deep and sorrow flows in streams,sad emotions,hollowness deeply expressed-wonderful imagery and a very good write-----charma

  1. Date: 8/9/2009 10:45:00 AM
    Gareth, you have had a lot of rain lately. Heres hoping for a sunnier day. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/8/2009 7:58:00 PM
    I have lived in hell and dwelt in the land of the damned and there is a light Gareth its inside of you waiting for you to let it shine .. really remarkable write about self ... Love Jayne ...p.s. thank you for your lovely comment on my poem i am so glad you enjoyed it :)

  1. Date: 8/8/2009 4:58:00 PM
    How sad to feel this way, Gareth, but this heartfelt poem is not the work of one with an "ugly life." I pray you will come out of the rain and show us a brighter side once the pain has passed. And it WILL pass. God bless you, Carolyn