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Squalls of Emotion

Another night of loneliness   
She sits waiting for his call
In silence she grows restless 
Emotional rain begins to fall

Tonight her phone will not be ringing 
His calming voice she will not hear
In reddened eyes there is a stinging 
The threat of squalls is drawing near

Roses he'd given, withered and dried 
Fragile petals crushed, lying in her hand
"What have you done to us?" she cried, 
as she slipped off her wedding band

In breathy whispers she called his name, 
remembering his touch; sweet embrace
Then the haunting memories came 
and the look of anguish lined her face

Days, weeks, then months rolled by 
a semblance of peace she'd finally found
Until the night he called and said, "Hi." 
In emotional rain she almost drowned

No shelter from this impassioned storm 
No tincture is there to cure such pain
Upon her cheeks were rivulets warm;
another downpour of emotional rain


~ Upon request, this is being reposted 
    from several years ago.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 9/9/2018 2:21:00 AM
This is really great... nicely done.
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Date: 8/30/2018 3:08:00 AM
This is a strong poem of emotions, Lin Lane, thanks for reposting, I enjoyed the read:)
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Date: 8/10/2018 10:54:00 AM
Love the emotional rain, sometimes betrayal causes seemingly never ending distress, loved the use of squalls of emotion, one has to experience it to understand it...and I understand, thanks for reposting!
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Date: 8/4/2018 7:14:00 PM
Thanks for reposting, it is really well expressed beautiful sadness..
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Date: 7/26/2018 5:49:00 AM
I too bow to your immensely creative, beautiful and magnificently inspiring poetry! What a gift, a blessing if ever I could write like this!! A fav, and a great joy to read such fantastic poetry this fine morn!
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Date: 7/26/2018 2:50:00 AM
There is such passion in rain Lin. The sound of his voice drowning her once again in sorrow....so beautifully written. I am happy you reposted this jewel. I loved it! : )
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Date: 7/19/2018 12:40:00 PM
I bow to your brilliance Laney...love & light...^WW^
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/24/2018 8:36:00 AM
You're words only serve to humble me, my warrior. Merci.
Date: 7/14/2018 11:17:00 AM
Squalls, such a harsh word for such a tender write, lovely, sadly done Lin...
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/14/2018 11:53:00 AM
You're right, Charlie. But the cause of her falling tears was a harsh reality to face. Thanks for your thoughts. . . appreciated as always.
Date: 7/12/2018 11:09:00 AM
Lin.. your write blows me away. You're one of the best poets in our Soup family! Come see me...
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/12/2018 5:49:00 PM
Merci, for the encouraging comments, LM.
Date: 7/12/2018 4:07:00 AM
A lovely, yet sad, poem from your golden pen, Lin. I love the final stanza in particular. T.J
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/12/2018 5:49:00 PM
Thanks ever so much for your kind words, T.J.
Date: 7/11/2018 3:49:00 PM
love the tears being described as emotional rain Lin what a wonderful way to describe them:-) another gem flows from your pen:-) hugs jan xx
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Lin Lane
Date: 7/11/2018 6:23:00 PM
Thanks, Jan. You didn't see it when it was first posted and it's been edited just a titch.