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Mourning Since Dawn

Why must the mourning come
with every dawn?

The sky is crying again today.
I heard her sobbing
as I laid in bed.
She would calm down
for a little while,
then it would start up again.
Did I do something
to upset Mother Nature?

I watched in solemn silence
all afternoon
as her tears
streak down my window pane.
I wonder what I can possibly do
to comfort her.
There are no tissues large enough
to wipe away
a streaming flood of sorrow.
Maybe this is just Mother Nature's way
of grieving,
and soon it will pass.

The newborn flowers
open their blossoms
to receive and embrace
her gift.
Mother Nature is so beautiful
even when she cries.



May 13th, 2014

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 5/30/2014 5:16:00 PM
Kelly; You have done a wonderful job with this poem. It is beautiful. Mother nature does do cry. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 6/3/2014 12:39:00 AM
Thank you very much for reading what I share, Lucilla. I really do appreciate your nice comments!
Date: 5/26/2014 7:05:00 AM
Kelly, you take the reader on a trip with interesting twist and turns. Your soulful work excels.. Congrats on your win!
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Date: 5/26/2014 6:25:00 PM
Thank you for the nice comments and the kind congrats. I appreciate it very much, Dave!
Date: 5/26/2014 6:52:00 AM
love the pensive feel pf your work, kelly... sweet congrats and huggs
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Date: 5/26/2014 6:15:00 PM
Thank you for the nice comments and the kind congrats. I appreciate it very much, Nette! Hugs :)
Date: 5/25/2014 11:44:00 PM
Congrats on your win!!!
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 5/26/2014 5:38:00 PM
Thank you, once again, my friend!
Date: 5/25/2014 3:49:00 PM
Hi Kelly.. :) what a thoughtful way in which you presented rain and how mother nature is suffering but nevertheless at the end you pick the flowers as symbols for mother's earth love and hope and merciful one.. :) so much much!! splendid!, GBU from olive
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Date: 5/26/2014 1:13:00 PM
Hi Olive, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. It really meant a lot to me! I'm happy you enjoyed my poem :)
Date: 5/24/2014 7:27:00 PM
Yes she is! Everything is softened by the rain. Congrad's on your win Light & Love
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Date: 5/23/2014 9:33:00 PM
Congrats on the win my friend!!
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 5/25/2014 3:55:00 PM
Sorry, Robert. That reply was meant for Peter!.... But, as long as I'm here, I will say thank you to you, as well!
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 5/25/2014 3:53:00 PM
Life would be just awful without the beauty of nature. I couldn't imagine living without the flowers, the sun, the rain and the moon!.... Thank you so much for taking the time to read my poems. I'm so glad that you enjoy them. It means a lot to me, my friend!
Date: 5/23/2014 12:56:00 PM
Very nicely penned Kelly...I like the ending stanza...Congrats on the win
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 5/24/2014 3:00:00 PM
Thank you for nice comments and the kind congrats. I appreciate it very much, Joseph!
Date: 5/23/2014 9:44:00 AM
Oh, this is spoken with such a twist on the word Mourning/morning........how I love it! Sadly touching, and so beautiful !
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 5/24/2014 2:47:00 PM
Thank you for the nice comments, Carrie. I appreciate it very much!
Date: 5/23/2014 5:38:00 AM
Very creative take on this, Kelly. Yes! i too see it as mother nature weeping for all the terrible things we as humans do to abuse her. Sensational wiriting my dear. Many congrats on your win.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 5/24/2014 2:25:00 PM
Thank you for the nice comments and the kind congrats. I appreciate it very much, Elaine!
Date: 5/23/2014 12:44:00 AM
Well done Kelly, lovely write .....Seren
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Date: 5/24/2014 2:19:00 PM
Thank you so much, Seren!
Date: 5/22/2014 10:33:00 PM
As wonderful a write as ever Kelly ! its all the more amazing as various hues of nature r seen in this one,,, congrats on huge win !
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 5/23/2014 3:16:00 PM
Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on my poems. I really appreciate it, Dr. Upma!
Date: 5/21/2014 7:15:00 PM
I read this while it was raining.... so apropos..
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Date: 5/22/2014 2:18:00 PM
How appropriate, Andy! Thanks for stopping by.... You know, I think it has rained just about every day since I wrote this poem!
Date: 5/20/2014 12:52:00 PM
this is so timely, kelly.. we need to nourish our environ as mother earth is our home... what a finely-written piece filled with lovely lines!.. huggs
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 5/22/2014 1:21:00 PM
Thank you for the nice comments, Nette. It really meant a lot coming from you.... After all of the good things she has done for us, we should be taking better care of our mother earth!
Date: 5/20/2014 12:50:00 PM
Hi Kelly, I like the thought provoking question, you're full of surprises. This poem brings a meaning to mother nature and her way. Perhaps, that's why she sits in comfort every dawn, and wipes every meaning new before the sunrise... Enjoyed and love this..>Linda<
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Date: 5/19/2014 8:07:00 PM
Kelly, this is a beautiful poem. I enjoyed reading it. The way you capture mother nature is real to your environment. Very nice! Verlena
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 5/21/2014 12:57:00 AM
Thank you for your nice comments, Verlena. I appreciate it very much, and I'm happy that you enjoyed my poem!
Date: 5/19/2014 4:23:00 PM
Dear Kelly, People who have lost loved ones often wake to a sense of despair. There's an emptiness they have to shake just to get out of bed. You wrote beautifully about this sadness. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 5/21/2014 12:21:00 AM
Thank you for your kind words, Carolyn. I appreciate it very much.... There are people in my family who are still struggling with the loss of a loved one, even though they passed away many years ago. It is sad to see them always in a state of depression, when there is so much living left to do!
Date: 5/19/2014 11:13:00 AM
Enjoyed reading your creative and expressive work..Mother nature had a few tears here yesterday and all of nature seems refreshed today..Thanks for stopping by..Sara
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 5/20/2014 5:44:00 PM
Mother Nature was shedding her tears all day yesterday, but the bright flowers and the green grass have come to life after the rain.... Thank you for your kind visit. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Sara!
Date: 5/18/2014 11:31:00 PM
Being in California, all rain is happy tears received with gratitude. Nice write though. Thanks for commenting on Oddessey.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 5/20/2014 3:58:00 PM
Thank you for the nice comments.... I understand perfectly, Mark. Sometimes, the rains are much needed, and are a welcome sight when they fall. I do love rainy days, but they can make me feel sad, sometimes.... You're welcome, Mark. Thanks for entering my contest. I do appreciate it!
Date: 5/18/2014 5:04:00 PM
wow, this is amazing, Kelly. I had no idea it was mother nature at first!! GREAT creativity, and I sure enjoyed your comment on "Only in a different life."
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Date: 5/17/2014 11:38:00 PM
Wow Kelly that is down right beautiful.... the imagery is wonderful... Bravo. to you... just beautiful Brooke
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 5/20/2014 12:49:00 AM
Thank you so much for your kind comments, Brooke. It really meant a lot to me!
Date: 5/17/2014 8:33:00 PM
She exist to be pergnant with woe and wonder, and wherewithal Kelly. Sometimes its best to just tell Her that you love it all. J.A.B.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 5/20/2014 12:16:00 AM
I agree, Justin. Mother Nature just is, and I do love her beauty, which she gives as a gift, each and everyday.... Thank you for your nice comments!
Date: 5/17/2014 5:53:00 PM
This is a moving piece. God gave mother nature a rainbow to enhance her beauty and made a promise that her tears would only last a short while.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 5/19/2014 1:11:00 PM
Thank you for the nice comment, Richard. I guess that a little rain must fall, before we can see the rainbow!
Date: 5/17/2014 6:00:00 AM
I'm silenced ............. totally (ask my husband - HE knows what THAT means) :-) Most respectful (!!)Dutch greeting. Elly
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 5/18/2014 11:59:00 PM
Wow! Thank you for the kind comments, Elly! That meant so much to me! :)
Date: 5/16/2014 8:56:00 PM
Very beautiful Poem with a deep, enchanging set of thoughts.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 5/17/2014 9:57:00 PM
Thank you so much. I really appreciate your kind comments!