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The Storm

can't you hear your daughter weeping
too afraid to go outside that door
i hope she sees her father sleeping
i step into the summer rain, and i try to make a basket
with the front of my t-shirt
and bring all those raindrops back inside to her

but pretty soon she'll be out drinking
not ashamed of your lies anymore
i'm sitting in my room just thinking
how i wish she were a coin that i could slip into my pocket
and feel her with my finger, and keep her
from the harshness of the vast approaching storm

Copyright © Michael Copeland | Year Posted 2012

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  1. Date: 5/6/2016 10:06:00 AM

    Michael Copeland, this is an awesome poem, thank you for sharing. ~SKAT~
  1. Date: 4/24/2016 8:58:00 AM

    Michael C, nicely penned. Glad to read your poem today. Luv *LINDA*
  1. Date: 11/8/2012 8:01:00 AM

    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you this morning Michael. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol