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First Raindrop

Was it a raindrop or your holy tear
That splashed hard onto virgin ground
Were those mournful groans that reached stubborn ears
Before final floodgates’ opening sound

Or was it loud thunder of crashing waves
Sent from your angry broken heart
As the landscape rapidly disappeared 
The mountains and seas no longer apart

Did they taste the drops as they all fell down
Was it salt or sweet on their tongues
Did they cry out to you then for mercy
Before pounding waters filled their spent lungs

Though the first raindrop was followed by pain
The clouds that were emptied in wrath
Now your rain like your tears come with healing
A blessed hope for our dry mortal path



11.22.18
For Raindrop contest

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 8/11/2019 2:26:00 PM
I really enjoyed this poem Mark. Very vivid descriptions that took my minds eye on a journey.
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Mark Elam
Date: 8/11/2019 3:52:00 PM
Thanks Susan!
Date: 12/2/2018 1:40:00 AM
Excellent Mark! Congratulations on your wonderful win! Noah's warning went unheeded! : )
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Date: 11/30/2018 7:20:00 PM
Hello Mark,this is a lovely poem you have created. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 11/29/2018 10:12:00 AM
Beautifully written, Mark. There is a poignancy to your words as you write of the flood and redemption. Especially your third stanza. Congratulations. My best. Deb
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Mark Elam
Date: 11/30/2018 5:15:00 AM
Thank you Deb!
Date: 11/26/2018 11:53:00 AM
There was such a classic feel to this, please be very proud to show this write to anyone, it is worthy.
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Mark Elam
Date: 11/26/2018 6:15:00 PM
Thanks Craig and appreciate you for providing the topic!
Date: 11/26/2018 12:44:00 AM
- Congratulations on yours: "The Raindrop" contest poem, Mark :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/26/2018 12:07:00 AM
Such a creative interpretation of the raindrop, Mark! I enjoyed this and a big congrats on your win!
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Date: 11/25/2018 9:52:00 PM
Mark, a beautifully penned poem and congratulations on your win ~
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Date: 11/25/2018 7:40:00 PM
A powerful poem, Mark. Congrats on your well deserved win.
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Date: 11/25/2018 6:59:00 PM
Well done, Mark. Great take on this...Congratulations on your win...Charlie
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Date: 11/25/2018 6:51:00 PM
Nicely done, Mark, congratulations on your placement in the contest I enjoyed reading..
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Mark Elam
Date: 11/25/2018 8:20:00 PM
Thanks Eve!
Date: 11/25/2018 5:52:00 PM
Nicely done, Mark!:-) What a delightful read! Congratulations on a well-deserved win!
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Mark Elam
Date: 11/25/2018 8:19:00 PM
Thank you Edward!
Date: 11/24/2018 3:34:00 PM
Rain can do so much damage and so much good, We ought to fill our rain barrels with drops of mercy and compassion. I love your poetry Mark, Always enrichening the heart.
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Mark Elam
Date: 11/25/2018 2:36:00 PM
Thanks Pixie Dust! I agree!