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Her Name Was Rain

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Like the disappearing sun of yesterday                           (           )
So has her childhood dissolved away                          (       //       )
With two white steeds that are the trees                       (   / /       )
She is the leaf, marauder of the breeze                            /  /   
She rides against the wind
                        /  /  /
        Her name is Rain
        Born with the grain of knowing
        Sight to the blind who cannot see tomorrow
        Or view the valleys of the past

/  /        Tho', not envious of her rampant blood!
            Where origins are buried in another world
            Where voices speak in lost syllables
            In a language of no forgetting
            Where the laughter of the birds is still
            And clouds shed only a torrent of tears
                                /                   / /
                    For she would rather turn her face to the sky
             /      And feel the gentleness of the mist
                    She has a burning desire to be free
                    Free of the gift
       /  /         Free of the burden
                    Free of the knowledge that has taken her innocence
                                     //    //                 /
                        A voice of the thunder calls her
                        Invites her to fly beyond the clouds
                        So the earth can be beautiful                                    
                        Where the sun comes after the rain                         
                 /      Where the drought is over at last                       
/                       Where rain becomes rainbows                                   
                        She is the leaf.....maurader of the breeze                   
          /     /       Her name is Rain     

For Constance La France's contest "Rain, The Story"
By Carrie Richards

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  1. Date: 1/17/2011 12:08:00 PM

    Carrie, sorry for the late congrats. I was just loved your poem, Could you send me your address by soupmail and I will forward your certificate of achievement in poetry~~

  1. Date: 1/16/2011 7:35:00 PM

    Congratulations on your Ist Place win!! Another!! Why am I not surprised!?? Always exceptional writes, Carrie! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/14/2011 9:10:00 AM

    Congratulations Carrie on your win in A Rambling Poet's contest "Rain,The Story". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 3:51:00 PM

    Wow, Carrie, you are a wonder. This poem is very deserving. Congratulations. I am glad I finally saw this one! LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 12:18:00 PM

    Oh. Magnificent writing. Congratulations on your first place honor for this wonderful writing. You certainly have earned it with this poem, both the content and the visual aspect is stunning. I wish I could award you more than a '7'. Best wishes. Deb

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 10:43:00 AM

    This is so worthy of a First Plae win, Carrie!! Beautiful, exceptional verse! I truly love your story. Thank you for your lovely comments and I am honored to share the win with you! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 9:35:00 AM

    Very beautiful. Remarkable write. Congratulations Carrie. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 6:23:00 AM

    Congratulations on the first place win in the contest of Constance, carrie

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 4:41:00 AM

    Congrats Carrie, Ive run out of wonderful things to say about your poetry. Have you ever published? You should. BG

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 3:06:00 AM

    supreme in graphics and word behavior, carrie... congrats on the fisrt place win!! :) nette

  1. Date: 1/12/2011 8:51:00 PM

    Many Congrats Carrie on big win win with this creative verse ... the clouds and scattered droplets are really creating good effect. very innovative. Best wishes/Luv - Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 1/12/2011 8:46:00 PM

    Congratulations! How does it feel to have submitted a top winner in this contest?

  1. Date: 1/12/2011 8:16:00 PM

    Congrats Carrie on your first place win in the Rain Story contest with this exquisite poem and entry .. well deserving top spot my friend.. with luv..

  1. Date: 1/12/2011 7:59:00 PM

    Not surprised to see this creative and masterfully written poem take the top spot, Carrie. Congratulations! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/12/2011 7:55:00 PM

    This is simply fantastic Carrie. Lots of congratulations for this win.

  1. Date: 1/12/2011 5:33:00 PM

    It takes a little rain to make things grow. Guess that's the same with life. Vince

  1. Date: 12/19/2010 4:37:00 PM

    Thank you for supporting my contest.

  1. Date: 12/17/2010 6:18:00 PM

    great visuals in this watery poem!!

  1. Date: 12/17/2010 1:12:00 PM

    Beautiful Carrie. A winner for sure. I am having a hard time finding time right now but thank you for reading mine and commenting. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/16/2010 6:04:00 PM

    OMGOsh so this is what happens when you push yourself to write everyday and hone your talent to its fullest. This has beauty, and a depth of heart and soul. Gave me goosebumps lady.

  1. Date: 12/16/2010 4:35:00 PM

    absolutely stunning^^ I'd be honored if you could check out some of my work, im fifteen and just sorta sarting out- I sure could use pointers:)

  1. Date: 12/16/2010 12:54:00 PM

    Oh goodness YOu and Carolyn with the horse LOL wonderfull dear as always! Light & Love (PS You know I don't even have a memorable toy other than that broken doll, got a partly broke bike that year too but the real gift as you can tell..though it may not get me a win was Daddy was home.)

  1. Date: 12/16/2010 12:45:00 PM

    Incredible story of one who tries to fight against the forces of nature, always seeking rainbows. There is hope in this write and I find it so uplifting to know she still looks for brighter days despite the storms that have entered her life. Awesome layout too, Carrie! Best wishes in Constance's contest and thanks for your kind words. I had some help with the horse. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/16/2010 9:51:00 AM

    Carrie...this was a delightful write to read ! So powerful dear poet ! The visual art really made this poetry take hold of this reader ! much love, james

  1. Date: 12/16/2010 8:18:00 AM

    Fantastic layout with equally fantastic lovely write on He name is Rain, carrie. Good luck

  1. Date: 12/16/2010 7:57:00 AM

    You 've written an amazingly captivating story in poetic form!

  1. Date: 12/16/2010 5:00:00 AM

    I can see this one in the winners circle Carrie. There are so many wonderful stories entered already. Constance is going to love them all and will have a hard time deciding. I might try to write one for this one if time permits. Have a wonderful day. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/16/2010 4:29:00 AM

    Awesome lay out, awesome content.. brilliantly done Carrie, I really really love this entry of yours.. Good luck for Constance's contest, love Wilma

  1. Date: 12/16/2010 4:05:00 AM

    Beautuful poetry, and lovely images... best of luck my dear...luv Michael

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 8:10:00 PM

    Brilliantly penned Carrie and good luck in the contest .. an amazing write with much imagery and descriptive quality .. enjoyed with luv..