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Epithet: Rain Girl

Here, beneath the sky of my mind, in the swaying hammock of my heart, strung between tall palms of loss and love - lies a child's form furled , asleep. RainGirl is this little one's name, her father called her this - " She who was born with the rain," born to bring liquid life again She who should have brought bliss to dry and desolate plain bleached by drought's hot kiss... Instead, she sleeps now, folded away, peaceful as an unborn chick - life protected, yet space restricted in her hard shelled hide. Conceived through loss, she now lives, survives, because her brothers died. As if they stepped aside. Brief pure lives roughly shortened by life's relentless tide of comings and goings, never ceasing - Life's, and Death's continual pacings... Now, she-child must quietly sway... Allow a woman to take her place - who longs to laugh with female grace... So sleep, curled child, beneath blue skies, Sleep those bitter hours away... Arise Woman! Get up, stand tall, stand strong! The desert plain is ablaze with flowers. Posted 28/09/2017

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Date: 11/30/2019 4:03:00 PM
This is such a lovely poem, Aqua, and the end part is truly inspiring and uplifting! I am surprised that so far no one has stopped to comment!! ~ Best regards // paul
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Date: 12/1/2019 12:37:00 AM
Thank you, Paul, for commenting on a poem, close to my heart! Maybe some of my poems are too" personal" for some, but I do write from the heart! I was given an African Language name by my father, who grew up with Sesotho children on a farm in the FreeState, SA. Born after a long drought, it rained for 9 days from the day I was born. Life has its complications - we need to rise above the past. Life is precious! Thank you for your visit and comment! Warm regards. Aqua M